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  • Geology

Residual deposit

A residual deposit is a deposit formed by the alteration of a pre-existing rock of which a large part of its constituents have been lost by dissolution and which has therefore become enriched in certain minerals or other elements. e.g.: bauxite, an aluminium ore, formed by alteration of various types of rock of which the minerals contain aluminium.

Bauxite is a residual deposit. © DR Bauxite is a residual deposit. © DR



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