Noranda Bauxite, partnered with the Government of Jamaica and New Day Aluminum, is located on the North Coast of Jamaica. Here, we dry and ship more than 5 million dry metric tons of bauxite per year, and we have been for over 60 years. Because of Jamaica’s low-silica high-quality bauxite, it is well suited for global alumina and cement industries.
Aluminum production starts with the strip mining of the raw material bauxite, which is a clay-like soil found near the equator. Bauxite is a sedimentary rock with a high aluminum content and is the world’s leading resource for creating aluminum products. At Noranda Bauxite, we ship high-quality bauxite with a silica content of less than 2% that is shipped in small particle sizes for a more cost-efficient product. Our bauxite can be used in the cement industry due to its high alumina content and low freight costs. It can also be processed for alumina, which is the white powder used to create aluminum in metal plants.
Noranda Bauxite prides itself on “mining, railroading, drying & shipping bauxite as a safe, productive & profitable enterprise, exercising care & concern for the environment & the community, operating as a responsible corporate citizen."