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Old 03-26-2018, 05:21 PM   #7
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Jones Mill was a large aluminum smelter/refinery. They melted Bauxite ore in electric furnaces, and made pure aluminum metal from it. Many of these alum. mills in the U.S. are closed now, and the alum. metal comes from foreign countries. The existing Reynolds plant that uses rail, is a much smaller facility and makes some type of semi-finished product from the big rolls of alum. that come in by rail. Other abandoned aluminum smelters I have been to, are located at Hannibal, Ohio,(Ormet), (shortline-served transload site now), Rockdale, Tx.,(Alcoa) and at Ripley, W.Va.,(Kaiser Aluminum). T
You can see the size of these on Google Earth.
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