laterite

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laterite

a red soil found in the tropics, from which silica has been leached because of the hot, wet climatic conditions, but which retains the oxides of iron and aluminium.
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This is likely owing to formation of secondary clay minerals like kaolinite during lateritization. Enrichment of Al and Ti in the profile (Fig.
Al and Ti also remain immobile during lateritization (MacLean et al., 1997; Mameli et al., 2007) and have a great potential to get into sediments.
These bauxites are products of lateritization of folded phyllites, meta-sandstones, schists, and itabirites.