Aluminum on the March (Part I)

The documentary opens in the mile-high bauxite mines of Jamaica, from which the bauxite ore is conveyed over an aerial tramway to waiting ships, then carried to a factory. At the factory, the ore is digested, settled, washed and unlocked from the earth. Emerging as a snow-white powder, the alumina.

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The Reynolds Metals Company details how aluminum is manufactured and illustrates the seemingly endless uses of this versatile product.