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