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Meaning of "saprolite" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SAPROLITE

saprolite  [ˈsæprəʊlɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SAPROLITE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Saprolite is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SAPROLITE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

saprolite

Saprolite

Saprolite is a chemically weathered rock. Saprolites form in the lower zones of soil profiles and represent deep weathering of the bedrock surface. In most outcrops its color comes from ferric compounds. Deeply weathered profiles are widespread on the continental landmasses between latitudes 35°N and 35°S. Conditions for the formation of deeply weathered regolith include a topographically moderate relief flat enough to prevent erosion and to allow leaching of the products of chemical weathering. A second condition is long periods of tectonic stability; tectonic activity and climate change can cause erosion. The third condition is humid tropical to temperate climate. Poorly weathered saprolite grit aquifers are capable of producing groundwater, often suitable for livestock. Deep weathering causes the formation of many secondary and supergene ores – bauxite, iron ores, saprolitic gold, supergene copper, uranium and heavy minerals in residual accumulations.

Definition of saprolite in the English dictionary

The definition of saprolite in the dictionary is a deposit of earth, clay, silt, etc, formed by decomposition of rocks that has remained in its original site.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SAPROLITE


amulet
ˈæmjʊlɪt
annulate
ˈænjʊlɪt
annulet
ˈænjʊlɪt
articulate
ɑːˈtɪkjʊlɪt
bullet
ˈbʊlɪt
cingulate
ˈsɪŋɡjʊlɪt
consulate
ˈkɒnsjʊlɪt
denticulate
dɛnˈtɪkjʊlɪt
geniculate
dʒɪˈnɪkjʊlɪt
immaculate
ɪˈmækjʊlɪt
inarticulate
ˌɪnɑːˈtɪkjʊlɪt
lobulate
ˈlɒbjʊlɪt
owlet
ˈaʊlɪt
particulate
pɑːˈtɪkjʊlɪt
pedunculate
pɪˈdʌŋkjʊlɪt
pullet
ˈpʊlɪt
reticulate
rɪˈtɪkjʊlɪt
rivulet
ˈrɪvjʊlɪt
spatulate
ˈspætjʊlɪt
ungulate
ˈʌŋɡjʊlɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SAPROLITE

saprobe
saprobial
saprobic
saprobiont
saprobiotic
saprogenic
saprogenicity
saprogenous
saprolegnia
saprolitic
sapropel
sapropelic
sapropelite
saprophagous
saprophyte
saprophytic
saprophytically
saprophytism
saprotroph
saprotrophic

WORDS THAT END LIKE SAPROLITE

actinolite
amphibolite
antimetabolite
chrysolite
cosmopolite
cryolite
elite
impolite
indicolite
iolite
lepidolite
metabolite
microlite
oolite
ophiolite
polite
scapolite
sepiolite
theodolite
tremolite
zeolite

Synonyms and antonyms of saprolite in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «saprolite» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SAPROLITE

Find out the translation of saprolite to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of saprolite from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «saprolite» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

saprolita
570 millions of speakers

English

saprolite
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

saprolite
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

saprolite
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сапролита
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

saprolito
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

saprolite
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

saprolite
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Saprolit
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Saprolit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

腐食岩石
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

saprolite
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Saprolite
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

saprolite
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

saprolite
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Saprolite
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

saprolit
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

saprolite
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

saprolite
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

сапроліта
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

saprolite
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σαπρολίτης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

saproliet
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

saprolit
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

saprolitt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of saprolite

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SAPROLITE»

The term «saprolite» is normally little used and occupies the 127.277 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SAPROLITE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about saprolite

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SAPROLITE»

Discover the use of saprolite in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to saprolite and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Heavy Minerals in the Saprolite of the Crystalline Rocks in ...
A study of the use of resistate heavy minerals in geologic fieldwork in areas underlain by thoroughly weathered rocks.
William Courtney Overstreet, Robert Giertz Yates, Wallace R. Griffitts, 1963
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Regolith Geology and Geomorphology
In this case isolated corestones of fresh rock are encased in sheets of progressively more weathered rock which give way to unstructured saprolite ( Figure 9.4). In other cases the corestone may pass more rapidly outwards into relatively ...
G. Taylor, R. A. Eggleton, 2001
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Soils: Genesis and Geomorphology
In places where erosion has been slow and weathering rapid, structured saprolite is overlain by massive saprolite, implying that rock structure has been lost, mostly due to bioturbation, wetting and drying, creep and other near-surface  ...
Randall J. Schaetzl, Sharon Anderson, 2005
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Soil Geomorphology
Saprolite is the weathering product of the underlying bedrock that has decomposed in place (Pavich et al., 1989). It can be clayey to sandy, has not moved, and it retains the original rock structure (Becker, 1895). Saprolite is soft enough to be ...
Raymond B. Daniels, Richard D. Hammer, 1992
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Geological Survey Professional Paper
substitute for refractory-grade bauxite (White, 1984). Additional investigations of gibbsite in saprolite in east- central Alabama were conducted by Beg (1982, 1984). Saprolite formed from feldspathic hornblende gneiss in three areas in ...
‎1990
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Encyclopedia of Geomorphology
"In recent decades there have been major developments in geomorphology and these are reflected in this major encyclopedia, the first such reference work in the field to be published for thirty-five years"--Provided by publisher.
Andrew Goudie, 2013
7
Geotechnical Engineering in Residual Soils
... and Soil Type Tropical red clay Volcanic ash Gray clay Basalt saprolite Granite saprolite Granite saprolite Gneiss saprolite Gneiss saprolite Gneiss saprolite Gneiss saprolite Gneiss saprolite Gneiss saprolite Gneiss saprolite Gneiss saprolite ...
Laurence D. Wesley, 2010
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Circular
For purposes of discussion, I include saprolite as a lateritic soil. Laterite and lateritic soils result from nearly complete leaching of alkalis, alkaline earths, and combined silica. Aluminum, iron, and, in some places, manganese, phosphate, ...
9
Geological Survey Bulletin
Altered rocks (a) containing titanium oxides include those formed by hydrothermal alteration (ah), such as the porphyry deposits, and those formed by weathering (aw), such as the saprolite deposits. DEPOSITS AND PROCEDURE Our ...
‎1984
10
Hydropedology: Synergistic Integration of Soil Science and ...
FIGURE 2 Conceptual cross section of soil–saprolite–bedrock showing fluxes and symbols. Soils may be mechanically produced from bedrock (a) or weathered saprolite (b). Based on conservation of mass Eqns (1) and (2) in text, if soils have ...
Henry Lin, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SAPROLITE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term saprolite is used in the context of the following news items.
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BBX Minerals on target to drill Juma East in new Eldorado
One of the key targets of BBX's due diligence will be the saprolite (weathered rock) and an ... Gold recovered by garimpeiros from treating soil and saprolite. «MENAFN.COM, Jul 15»
2
Business Roundup
TVIRD added that for saprolite ore, prices have fallen from more than $100 per ton in early 2014 to a range of $31 to $33 per ton since March 2015. Ronnel W. «Inquirer.net, Jul 15»
3
Avnel Drills 174.0 g/t over 3 m, 6.0 g/t over 15 m, and 7.8 g/t over 11 …
Furthermore, the presence of mineralisation within the oxidised saprolite horizon ... This mineralisation is typically within the favourable saprolite horizon and in ... «MarketWatch, Jul 15»
4
AMVI Completes One US$1.83 Million Shipment of Higher Nickel …
Inc. ("TVIRD") holds a 60% interest and is the operator, has completed one shipment of higher nickel grade saprolite ore during June 2015 for gross proceeds of ... «Azomining, Jul 15»
5
Nickel Asia's output rises 25%
The company's Taganito mine shipped 1.1 million WMT of saprolite ore and 2.60 million WMT of limonite ore, including 2.06 million WMT to the Taganito ... «Manila Standard Today, Jul 15»
6
Axiom Mining confirms high grade mineralisation at Isabel Nickel …
“We have confirmed the occurrence of high grade mineralisation in the limonite and saprolite zones, placing us in a strong position to implement the next phase ... «Proactive Investors Australia, Jul 15»
7
Columbus Gold Starts Phase III Drill Program on Montagne d'Or …
... Measured category, and 2) better define mineralization contained within the surface saprolite zone (oxide), and; -- 1,900 meters of DD geotechnical drilling. «MarketWatch, Jun 15»
8
Eldorado Gold Releases Feasibility Study for Tocantinzinho Project
Recoveries of 90.1% for primary ore and 75.0% for saprolite ore, utilizing a simple comminution, flotation and leaching process. Initial capital cost estimated at ... «Gold Investing News, Jun 15»
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Axiom Mining Limited (ASX:AVQ) Further High Grade Mineralisation …
Table 1 in link below includes all drill holes at Kolosori Ridge and separates results from limonite and saprolite zones as a recent review of geological and ... «ABN Newswire, May 15»
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Philippines' Agata Mining cuts May nickel ore exports
... partly owned by TVI's local affiliate, TVI Resource Development, has so far exported 641,361 WMT of limonite ore and 60,369 WMT of saprolite ore this year. «ABS CBN News, May 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Saprolite [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/saprolite>. Aug 2019 ».
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