Lateritic ore deposits with comments on the nature of laterites in general. by Willet Green Miller

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Bauxite ore is the main source for aluminium.: 65 Bauxite is a variety of laterite (residual sedimentary rock), so it has no precise chemical formula. It is composed mainly of hydrated alumina minerals such as gibbsite [Al(OH) 3 or Al 2 O 3.

3H 2 O)] in newer tropical deposits; in older subtropical, temperate deposits the major minerals are boehmite [γ-AlO(OH) or Al 2 O 3.H 2 O] and some.

Laterite carry enriched grade of Fe, Al, Mn, Ni, Cu, Ti, and V. Lateritic cover can turn in to low-grade iron, aluminum, nickel-copper and gold deposits with the increase of metal content.

Geochemical studies of laterite have been successfully used in exploration for Ni-Cu and gold deposits in Western Australia and Ni deposit of Kansa at. Nickel Laterite Ore Deposits: Weathered Serpentinites Article (PDF Available) in Elements April with 8, Reads How we measure 'reads'.

Ore deposits directly related to mafic and ultramafic magmatism include nickel sulfide deposits that are locally enriched in copper, cobalt, platinum group elements and gold, a diverse range in. DESCRIPTIVE MODEL OF LATERITE-SAPROLITE Au By Gregory E.

McKelvey BRIEF DESCRIPTION SYNONYM: Eluvial gold placers (Boyle, ), Au-bearing saprolite (Becker, ). DESCRIPTION: Au disseminated in laterite and saprolite that developed under conditions of tropical weathering (fig.

32) over a wide variety of bedrock types but distal to known bedrock gold deposits. Resources of most deposits are mostly in place residuum, but a few are also redeposited lateritic material. Ni-Co laterites occur along the present or paleo surface above weathered bedrock.

With respect to known classifications, three mineralogical subtypes of Ni-Co laterite deposits (Fe oxide, Mg hydrous silicate, and clay silicate) are. This book will be appreciated by students, teachers and professional geologists for its clarity of expression and scholarship of content." - Dr Noel C.

White - Consulting Economic Geologist and Honorary Research Professor, CODES, University of Tasmania "If you've been searching for a modern textbook on metallic ore deposits, this is a good by: Ni-Co laterite deposits of the world.

Location, type, mineralogy, name, tonnage and grade, and geological setting for deposits of this type. View. Show in a web browser window: Global.

Show in Google Earth or other KML viewer: (uncompressed k bytes). A List to some Major Types of Ore Deposits and a link Book Download. Komatiite-associated nickel deposits Layered mafic-ultramafic intrusion deposits Skarn deposits Fractionated granitoid-associated deposits Porphyry-associated deposits Iron oxide copper gold deposits Syn-deformational hydrothermal and replacement deposits Orogenic gold deposits Carbonate-hosted stratabound lead-zinc deposits.

The lateritic ore deposits ofBrazil I - BASIC DATA ABOUTPHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT IN BRAZIL" It • This chapter will present briefly the lithological, climatic and morphological conditions in Brazil. A - GEOLOGIC OUTLINE OF LATERITIC DEPOSITS 7 The Brazilian territory is situated in the South American Platform, having an Archean age basement with a.

Lateritic ores are derivatives of lateralization of either hard massive or flaky, friable ores and hence occasionally present as “mixed lateritic ores” (Table 2). Typical lateritic ore is reddish to yellowish-brown in colour and low in specific gravity.

In general, they occur as Cited by: Abstract. Nickel belongs to the transition metal family and shows close chemical similarities with Fe and Co. Even more than these elements, it is concentrated in silicated Fe-Mg minerals by octahedral substitution with Fe 2+ ions.

Thus, the mean mineral/ matrix partition coefficient of Ni isand for basaltic whole rocks, for olivine, and orthopyroxene and clinopyroxene, by:   The example shown in Figure 2 is a lateritic bauxite profile exposed in the western coastal cliffs of Cape York Peninsula, in northern Australia.

Elements of this “typical” profile are seen in most lateritic bauxite profiles in other parts of the world. Figure 2: A “typical” lateritic bauxite profileAuthor: David Tilley. There are a few minor Al-rich lateritic deposits north of the Mediterranean belt (e.g., Decazeville in France, Antrim in northern Ireland, Ayrshire in Scotland, Vogelsberg in Germany, Nova Ruda and Lublin in Poland), which show the general textural and mineralogical characteristics of lateritic bauxite, but they commonly have Al contents below 40%.

Nickeliferous laterite deposits comprise in situ lateritic weathering products developed from peridotites. Nickel enrichment in the laterite profile is largely derived from olivine or serpentine.

Four zones are noted in normal, uneroded profiles: (1) the upper zone—transported limonite and ferricrete, (2) in situ limonite, (3) intermediate. Handbook of gold exploration and evaluation covers a comprehensive range of topics including the nature and history of gold, geology of gold ore deposits, gold deposition in the weathering environment, sedimentation and detrital gold, gold exploration, lateritic and placer gold sampling, mine planning and practise for shallow deposits.

Additional Physical Format: Print version: Miller, Willet G. (Willet Green), Lateritic ore deposits. Toronto: A.T. Wilgress, (OCoLC) 1 Ore Deposits ORE DEPOSIT TYPES AND THEIR PRIMARY EXPRESSIONS K.G. McQueen CRC LEME, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT and School of REHS, University of Canberra, ACT INTRODUCTION Ore deposits are crustal concentrations of useful elements that can be exploited at a profit.

Like all crustal rocks, they consist of mineralsCited by: Lateritic REE deposits may be derived from a wide range of primary host rocks, but all have similar laterite and enrichment profiles, and are probably formed under similar climatic conditions.

The weathering profile commonly consists of a depleted zone, an enriched zone, and a partially weathered zone which overlie the protolith. The book is in general very comprehensive, although it lacks any description of iron-oxide-copper-gold (IOCG) deposits, the first of which (Olympic Dam in South Australia) was discovered in For an up-to-date text, the reader can consult the "recent classic" by Robb Introduction to Ore-Forming Processes.

The community of geologists has Cited by: Lithology of deposits. Chemical composition and geochemistry. Mineralogical composition. Origin of Lateritic Bauxite Deposits. Historical review. Bauxitization processes. Secondary, post-bauxitization processes. The formation of bauxite and laterite during the Earth's history.

Systematic Descriptions of Selected Lateritic-Bauxite Deposits. Intensive lateritic weathering of bedrock under tropical or sub-tropical climatic conditions can form a variety of secondary, supergene-type deposits.

These secondary deposits may range in composition from aluminous bauxites to iron and niobium, and include rare earth elements (REE).

Over lateritic deposits of REE are currently known and many have been important sources of REE. Below the nickel limonite another type of nickel ore has formed in many deposits. This is called nickel silicate ore which consists predominantly of partially weathered serpentine.

It is depleted in magnesium and forms with – % Ni the most relevant type of lateritic nickel ores. ite-hosted nickel sulfide deposits, with an emphasis on the type 1 deposits, i.e., those consisting of accumulations of sulfide-rich ore at the base of host komatiite units.

An ex-haustive account of all the deposits is impossible within the scope of this book, and to a large degree would duplicate in. The book will be dominantly read by students and teachers, but could also be useful for professional geologists wanting a modern overview of a wide range of ore deposits and ore-forming processes.

Ian Pitcairn, Economic Geology ' /5(7). The application of multiple-point statistics (MPS) in the mining industry is not yet widespread and there are very few applications so far. In this paper, we focus on the problem of algorithmic input parameter selection, which is required to perform MPS simulations.

The usual approach for selecting the parameters is to conduct a manual sensitivity analysis by testing a set of parameters and Cited by: 4.

Types of lateritic nickel ore deposits Three kinds of lateritic nickel ore can be distinguished: 1) Limonite (oxide) types (or Oxide Ni deposits): Ni as hydroxide in the ferruginous zone 2) Clay silicate deposits: Ni as clay silicate 3) Saprolite types (or Hydrous silicate deposits): Ni as hydrous-silicate in saprolite Mineralogy and Types of.

Lateritic weathering results in residual deposits that became enriched through the chemical breakdown and removal of most of the elements of the rock. For example, in tropical climates, nickel and aluminum are left behind as their host rocks are chemically weathered, forming enriched, high‐grade supergene deposits that can be mined.

Description / Application. Limonite is an iron ore consisting of a mixture of hydrated Iron Oxide-hydroxides in varying te is one of the two principle iron ores, the other being hematite, and has been mined for the production of iron since at least BCE. Limonite is named from the Greek word for meadow, in allusion to its occurrence as bog iron ore in meadows and marshes.

Symp Mineral deposits and Ore-forming Processes. 35th International Geological Congress, Cape Town, South Africa Google Scholar Richards JP, Mumin AH () Magmatic-hydrothermal processes within an evolving Earth: iron oxide–copper–gold and porphyry Cu Cited by: 1.

Red Soils Red soils along with its minor groups form the largest soil group of India. The main parent rocks are crystalline and metamorphic rocks like acid granites, gneisses and quartzites.

Characteristics of Red Soils The texture of these soils can vary from sand to clay, the majority being loams. On the uplands, the red soils are poor, gravelly, and porous.

The basic extraction of ore deposits follows these steps: Prospecting or exploration to find and then define the extent and value of ore where it is located ("ore body"); Conduct resource estimation to mathematically estimate the size and grade of the deposit; Conduct a pre-feasibility study to determine the theoretical economics of the ore deposit.

The geology of ore deposits 10 Ore deposit geology as a science: classifications and deposit models 14 Bauxite in lateritic weathering profiles This book is designed for the former case and also to be a reference. Nickel Statistics and Information. Nickel (Ni) is a transition element that exhibits a mixture of ferrous and nonferrous metal properties.

It is both siderophile (i.e., associates with iron) and chalcophile (i.e., associates with sulfur). The bulk of the nickel mined comes from two types of ore deposits. Ore is natural rock or sediment that contains one or more valuable minerals, typically metals, that can be mined, treated and sold at a is extracted from the earth through mining and treated or refined, often via smelting, to extract the valuable metals or minerals.

The grade of ore refers to the concentration of the desired material it contains. terrain, the chemical composition of lateritic residuum reflects that of the underlying bedrock (and mineral deposits if present) and can indicate even small bedrock features, such as maficor felsic dykes crossing contrasting bedrocks.

Lateritic residuum Laterite geochemistry for regional exploration surveys. The book will be dominantly read by students and teachers, but could also be useful for professional geologists wanting a modern overview of a wide range of ore deposits and ore-forming processes.

Ian Pitcairn, Economic Geology/5(16). A small lateritic nickel ore deposit is associated with this massif. Deposits formed by the concentration of low chemical mobility elements This category includes deposits formed by the relative concentration of elements during weathering, as, for example, Al in bauxites.

Barro Alto, partie centrale. Material left behind is enriched in Al and Fe. Forms bauxite (the ore for aluminum) in lateritic soils. Clastic deposits. Dense, heavy minerals fall out of suspension when water velocity decreases.

Can concentrate a specific mineral in a confined area. Often occurs in streams or in coastal environments. CODES Special Publication 4. This volume is the product of a 3-day giant ore deposit workshop held in Hobart, Tasmania, on 17–19 June Eight of the papers contained within this volume summarise the characteristics of selected types of giant ore deposits: porphyry copper (Camus), iron-oxide copper-gold (Haynes, Davidson), sediment-hosted zinc-lead (Large et al.), Carlin-type gold.

This book will be appreciated by students, teachers and professional geologists for its clarity of expression and scholarship of content.' Noel C.

White, Consulting Economic Geologist and Honorary Research Professor, CODES, University of Tasmania 'If you've been searching for a modern textbook on metallic ore deposits, this is a good choice/5(16).

Lateritic iron ore deposits Lateritic iron ore deposits are not an important source of iron, because both deposit size and iron grades are rather low. The ore consists of oolitic, red, yellow or brown haematite and goethite with elevated contents of H2O, SiO2 and Al2O3.Hydrothermal Deposits Disseminated Deposit: ore minerals are dispersed throughout the intrusion/country rock - often called Massive Sulfide Deposits.

Vein Deposit: ore minerals fill joints with in the pre-existing rock. Hydrothermal copper deposits are often found in porphyritic igneous rocks; these are Porphyry Copper Deposits. 11 Ore Deposits.

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