"A new classification and terminology of rocks in the series bauxite-clay-iron oxide ore based on their quantitative mineral composition is proposed. . . . The terms laterite and bauxite are explained not only from their substantive, but also from their genetic, point of view. Laterite is a relatively untransported weathered product, containing free aluminum hydroxide, derived in situ from the parent rock, whereas bauxite is a transported weathered product (detrital mode of occurrence). Both of these rocks, however, have the same mineral composition."

First Page Preview

First page PDF preview
You do not currently have access to this article.