How are bauxite deposits formed? In which regions is bauxite found?
- Bauxite deposits are formed by the decomposition of a wide variety of rocks rich in aluminium silicates.
- It is an important metal because it combines the strength of metals such as iron with extreme lightness, with good conductivity.
- They are mainly found in Amarkantak plateau, Maikal hills and the plateau region of Bilaspur.
- Odisha is the largest bauxite producing state. Panchpatmali deposits in Koraput district (Odisha) are the most important bauxite deposits in the state.