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Formation of Laterite

Formation of Laterite

Formation
Laterite is a type of sedimentary rock which is generally a reddish weathering product of basalt.

Composition

Mineral Content
Aluminum Oxides, Biotite, Hematite, Hornblade, Iron Oxides, Manganese Oxides, Micas, Muscovite or Illite, Plagioclase, Pyroxene
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Compound Content
Aluminium Oxide, CaO, Iron(III) Oxide, FeO, Potassium Oxide, MgO, MnO, Sodium Oxide, Phosphorus Pentoxide, Silicon Dioxide, Titanium Dioxide
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Transformation

Metamorphism

Types of Metamorphism
Not Applicable

Weathering

Types of Weathering
Biological Weathering, Chemical Weathering

Erosion

Types of Erosion
Chemical Erosion, Water Erosion, Wind Erosion

Laterite Formation

Laterite formation took place millions of years ago. There are a variety of Laterite Uses and the Laterite Reserves are found in many countries around the world. The rocks in the earth’s crust continuously undergo changes in their composition which leads to formation of other rocks. Each rock has a unique formation process. Formation of Laterite is explained below:

  • Laterite is a type of sedimentary rock which is generally a reddish weathering product of basalt.

Along with Laterite Formation, also learn about Laterite composition and transformation in the next section.