Palaeoenvironment of lateritic bauxites with vertical and lateral differentiation

  title={Palaeoenvironment of lateritic bauxites with vertical and lateral differentiation},
  author={Ida Valeton},
  journal={Geological Society, London, Special Publications},
  pages={77 - 90}
  • I. Valeton
  • Published 1983
  • Geology
  • Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Summary Formation of lateritic bauxites of the type described in this paper occurs world-wide in Cretaceous and Tertiary coastal plains. The bauxites form elongate belts, sometimes hundreds of kilometres long, parallel to Lower Tertiary shorelines in India and South America and their distribution is not related to a particular mineralogical composition of the parent rock. The lateral movement of the major elements Al, Si, Fe, Ti is dependent on a high level and flow of groundwater. Varying… Expand

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