Near Gant, in Hungary, is located one of the world's largest reserves of readily accessible bauxite. The deposits, although discovered in 1915, have only recently been extensively exploited. Present workings consist of two open pits, in each of which a remarkably Continuous layer of bauxite ranges from 15 m. to 30 m. in thickness. The bauxite, thought to be of Lower Cretaceous age, overlies an uneven surface of Triassic dolomite, and is in turn overlain in part by Tertiary strata, in part merely by unconsolidated materials. Associated faults have been important in localizing areas preserved from recent erosion.

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