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Bauxite is the most common ore of Aluminum. It is a sedimentary rock named after the town of Les Baux de Provence in Southern France where it was discovered in 1822. Bauxite is mined in Australia, China, Brazil, Russia, West Africa, Greece and other countries around the world. Most of the mined Bauxite is used to produce Aluminium.Stamps featuring images of Bauxite.