Bauxite in the Kuantan area, Peninsular Malaysia

702001-101257-1053-B
Author : S.Senathi Rajah
Publication : Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia
Page : 315-325
Volume Number : 19
Year : 1986
DOI : https://doi.org/10.7186/bgsm19198624

Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia, Volume 19, April 1986, pp. 315 – 325

 

Bauxite in the Kuantan area, Peninsular Malaysia

S. SENATHI RAJAH

Geological Survey of Malaysia, Ipoh

 

Abstract: An account is given on the search for bauxite in the Kuantan area, Peninsular Malaysia. Results of the reconnaissance survey indicate significant reserves of ferruginous bauxite in the area that may be of commercial interest. The bauxite belongs to the tropical lateritic type. It has formed in situ by decomposition of the underlying basalt of probable Tertiary age, and occurs as blanket deposits and lenses in the residual rock mantle. Further detailed prospecting is warranted to confirm whether the bauxite deposit is viable for exploitation. 

https://doi.org/10.7186/bgsm19198624