Bauxite (name origins from the first locality Les Baux-de-Provence in France) is the most important aluminum ore to produce aluminum. It is mostly mined in open pits. Ideally, the degradation released humus-containing strata in terms of sustainable environmental development are first stored and then used for reclamation.
Australia, China and Brazil are the most important producing countries. The current economically recoverable bauxite reserves should meet global demand and rising production in the long term.