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Landscapes and regolith of Weipa, northern Australia

Taylor, G; Eggleton, Richard; Foster, Luke; Morgan, C M


Since its discovery during the 1950s the Weipa bauxite has been considered to be the product of in situ weathering of the rocks or sediments below the deposit. It is the world's largest proven bauxite resource covering some 11 000 km2 with an average thickness of about 2.5 m. It consists of a pisolithic bauxite sitting atop a typical lateritic profile about 10-15 m thick. Few, if any researchers have considered genetic scenarios other than the in situ evolution of the deposit. This paper...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
DOI: 10.1080/08120090802438225


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