National Geographic : 1943 Apr
Philip Hanson Hiss From This Bauxite Mine at Moengo Comes Aluminum for Our Fleets ofWarplanes Moengo is the oldest of Surinam mines; others have been opened to fill war requirements. A shallow overburden is stripped away. Then the bauxite isloosened by blasting and loaded into cars by steam shovel. At a riverside plant the ore is crushed, washed, and dried before being loaded into ships (page 479).