What is the predominant clay mineral in lateritic soil?
What does laterite mean?
- Laterite. Lateritic soils are common in savannas, but not in the rainforests and jungles (where clay is dominant in soil) which lack dry period. Modern deposits are also unknown in temperate regions where weathering largely means the formation of clay minerals instead of lateritic soils.
Where are laterite clays found in China?
- The laterite clays (also known as ion-absorption clays) are primarily composed of silica, alumina, and ferric oxide; those that also contain viable amounts of rare earths are found only in Jiangxi province of southeast China. Of the Jiangxi deposits, the clays located near…. mineral deposit: Laterites.
What is laterlaterite soil?
- Laterite, soil layer that is rich in iron oxide and derived from a wide variety of rocks weathering under strongly oxidizing and leaching conditions.
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