If you thought aluminium was only good for wrapping your lunch in, then think again.
Sourced from bauxite, this tough, but lightweight metal has a range of uses in transport, construction and packaging. It has even been used in rocket fuel. Yes, rocket fuel.
Best of all it is 100 per cent recyclable. In fact, three quarters of all aluminium ever produced is still in use.
For more fun facts on aluminium check out this infographic – the latest in our rockin’ series on Australian minerals
Aluminium In The Rough
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