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Genesis of pisoliths and of the Weipa Bauxite deposit, northern Australia

Taylor, G; Eggleton, Richard


Consideration of the Late Cretaceous and Cenozoic geological, landscape and climatic history of western Cape York suggests that an environment suitable for the development of bauxite has prevailed for the past 100 Ma. Uplift of the western Cape exposed flat-lying Cretaceous Rolling Downs Group glauconitic and feldspathic sandstones to weathering under a climate that was seasonally wet, establishing a deep lateritic profile. The rising highlands along the eastern Cape allowed Lower Cretaceous...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
DOI: 10.1080/08120090802438274


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