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Laterite pp 11-16 | Cite as

Geology of Laterites

  • Benjamin S. Persons
Part of the Monographs in Geoscience book series (MOGEO)

Abstract

Naturally fed laterites evolve in soils rich in iron and aluminum, the soils having derived from the in situ weathering of igneous or metamorphic rocks or from transported soils which have the same properties. A special case is laterite formed upon inert soils by enrichment of iron and aluminum oxides from an outside source.

Keywords

Ferric Oxide Weathered Rock Lateritic Soil Aluminum Salt Cement Sand 
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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1970

Authors and Affiliations

  • Benjamin S. Persons
    • 1
  1. 1.Dames & MooreAtlantaUSA

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