Abstract

During the last three years much work has been done on laterites in Northern Australia by geologists of the Bureau and in particular those attached to the North Australian Regional Survey. The co-operation of soils officers and geologists in this survey has led to a better understanding of the significance of laterites and of the zones within the profiles. Since several parties from the Bureau are now working in Northern Australia it seemed opportune to discuss the nomenclature of laterites and to suggest terms and definitions so that laterites can be described and mapped in the same way by the several field parties. With this object in view geologists from the Bureau and officers from the North Australian Regional Survey discussed the matter and the following terminology and definitions are circulated now for criticism within the Bureau.
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Date (publication)

1949-01-01T00:00:00

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9588 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/9588/

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minerals
data standards
Geology

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