Grant, C. ; Lalor, Gerald C. ; Vutchkov, Mitko K
Author Affiliation, Ana.
International Centre for Environmental and Nuclear Sciences
A comparison of bauxites from Jamaica, the Dominican Republic and Suriname
Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Date of Publication
Neutron activation analysis, energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence and natural radioactivity measurements were used to determine 32 elements in three NIST bauxite SRMs from Jamaica, the Dominican Republic and Suriname, and the data related to the concentrations in 25 Jamaican bauxite soil samples. TheSRMs from Jamaica and the Dominican Republic fit theprofile of typical bauxitic soils from Central Jamaica, and the observed similar high values of Cd suggest that these bauxites may have similar origins. Except for Al, the bauxite from Suriname exhibits a very different elemental profile....