Vietnam’s bauxite bounty

Published: Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Dr Tran Kim Phuong outlines Vietnam’s main bauxite resources and discusses the country’s industrial development plan for a new alumina and aluminium hub by 2020

Vietnam is rich in bauxite resources. The deposits and occurrences are distributed over wide areas, especially in north-east Bac Bo and the Highlands (Tay Nguyen). Two types of bauxite deposits are identified; one type caused by residual weathering of Permian sediments, and the second being lateritic bauxite formed via weathering...

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