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Report on the bauxite possibilities of Cuba

Open-File Report 50-30

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Abstract

The recent discovery of extensive bauxite deposits in the red and buff clays of Jamaica suggested the desirability of a search for similar occurrences in Cuba, especially as lateritic iron ore was known to occur in Cuba. The writer spent the period from May 9 to July 16, 1943, in this examination, two weeks of which were spent in Jamaica. The investigation was under the auspices of the State Department and the Interdepartmental Committee for Cooperation with the American Republics. Mr. Charles Ducoté, Commercial Attaché, and Mr. C. A. Botsford, Minerals Attaché of the American Embassy in Havana, were of much assistance in arranging facilities for transportation and in other ways. Mr. Robert Donald of the Metals Reserve Company Agency at Santiago de Cuba kindly arranged for some analyses of samples in the Agency laboratory.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Report on the bauxite possibilities of Cuba
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
50-30
Year Published:
1943
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
5 p.
Country:
Cuba