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Laterite; Genesis, location, use (Monographs in geoscience) by Benjamin S. Persons

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Published by Plenum Press .
Written in English


  • Engineering geology,
  • Laterite

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The Physical Object
FormatUnknown Binding
Number of Pages103
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10322203M
ISBN 100306304503
ISBN 109780306304507

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This Brief analyses and discusses the laterites in the Bengal Basin. The book highlights: (1) the definition, identification and classification of ferruginous materials, (2) the mode of laterite formation and its other horizons, (3) processes and theories of lateritisation, (4) determination of laterite ages, (5) recognition of palaeogeomorphic and palaeoclimatic significance and (6) geo. Laterite is an iron-rich, sub-aerial, weathering product, commonly considered to evolve as a result of intense, in situ substrate alteration under tropical or sub-tropical climatic conditions. The book consists of sections on laterite. definitions, standard profile description, field. appearance, examples of different profiles, occur- rence in Earth history, applied aspects and, after. Laterite Book on Rwanda's industrial sector available on Amazon. Laterite's book, "Understanding Rwanda's Agribusiness & Manufacturing Sectors", profiles Rwanda's industrial development and its leading companies. Publications News.

Redbrown laterites on granites, granitic gneisses, clays and shales are generally hard or harden after drying, whereas laterites an basalts are commonly friable and show an intensive reddish color. Lateritization of alkaline rocks (nepheline syenites, phonolites) often results in formation of highly aluminious laterites (bauxites) with lighter. Laterites on mafic and ultramafic rocks show generally similar ratios as the underlying parent rock. This can be easily interpreted by the loss of soluble elements causing an equivalent accumulation of the residual elements iron and aluminium which corresponds with the classic interpretation of laterite formation. On the other hand, laterites. Laterite, soil layer that is rich in iron oxide and derived from a wide variety of rocks weathering under strongly oxidizing and leaching conditions. It forms in tropical and subtropical regions where the climate is humid. Lateritic soils may contain clay minerals; but they tend to be silica-poor. laterite origin. Marbut's (21) "normal" laterites are those formed under the influence of good drainage free from the action of high ground water. He calls ground-water laterites the soils falling within Fermor's first group. Mohr (23) believes that the laterite crust is the result of eluviation followed by erosion.

S.K. Haldar, in Mineral Exploration, Laterite. Laterite is a consolidated product of humid tropical weathering predominantly composed of goethite, hematite, kaolin, quartz, ± bauxite and other clay minerals. It is red, brown to chocolate colored at the top showing hollow, vesicular, and botryoidal structure. It changes progressively from a nodular iron oxide-rich zone at the top. Laterite Soil Laterite has been derived from the Latin word ‘Later’ which means brick. The laterite soils develop in areas with high temperature and high rainfall. These are the result of intense leaching due to tropical rains. With rain, lime and silica are leached away, and soils rich in iron oxide and aluminium compound are left behind. This book analyses and discusses the laterites in the Bengal Basin. It uses field-based studies, quantitative analysis and thematic mapping to cover areas of palaeogeography and regolith geology in connection with laterite genesis, palaeoweathering, tectonic geomorphology, and more.   Laterite is a natural resource in Astroneer. It is found in red-and-blue cylindrical crystalline deposits. 1 Source 2 Uses 3 Trivia 4 Media Laterite can be found under the surface of every Planet. The Trade Platform gives 1 Laterite for each Scrap, up to 8 Laterite for 8 Scrap. Laterite is used to craft the following items: Laterite is used to open an EXO Dynamics Research Aid on Sylva.