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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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The studied lateritic deposit is a part of the Irano-Himalayan karst bauxite belt.
10b) as was also observed for lateritic regolith by Kew and Gilkes (2006), who suggested that the strength of very wet materials is not sensitive to texture.
The stratigraphic sequence of the area is as follows: Recent -- Red Lateritic soil and Black Clayey / Sandy soil Tertiary -- Laterites as caps Upper Cretaceous to Eocene -- Deccan traps with intertrappean beds UNCONFORMITY Archaean -- Granites and Gneisses
On two of the hinterland promontories projecting into the supratidal saltflats, large composite Anadara and earth mounds sit on the lateritic ridges that run around the seaward edge.
Mineralisation is hosted in lateritic rocks that extend from surface to 55m depth and is underlain by weathered mafic/ultramafic rocks.
The Pinus cubensis, simply called Pino, grows in the mountains of northeastern Cuba, over higher rainy slopes covered with red lateritic soils.
According to the terms of the agreement, the firm and Direct Nickel Pty Limited (DNi) have agreed to work jointly towards a proposed deal which will pool Regency's interest in Mambare with DNi's lateritic nickel/cobalt treatment technology in a new company.
Mandan Steel has secured guarantee in iron ore supply from PT Yiwan Mining and PT Sebuku Iron Lateritic Ore (Silo) one million tons a year.
It was also observed that the ease of compaction and moulding decrease and thus the time it takes to mould one lateritic block increases as the percentage of laterite content increases.
The Jarrahdale sample is a relatively organic-rich topsoil of a bauxitic lateritic soil.
Meanwhile, stage 2 of the pit, which includes the main part of the harder, lateritic cap (10-20 m thick, compared with just a few metres in the stage 1 area), and which lies higher up, in the original hillside, is being left for mining during the wet season.