The surrounding country is formed of laterite rock which decomposes readily and forms a fine reddish silt in the tanks.
Several of them are elaborate buildings with massive stone roofs, and are surrounded by laterite enclosures.
It is probable that these are related to bauxite and certain kinds of laterite.
It contains a large ruined tank with laterite steps, and a number of tombs of wealthy Jain merchants.
The clay called cabook in Ceylon is essentially a variety of laterite.
laterite, lat′ėr-īt, n. an argillaceous sandstone of a reddish or brick colour found in India, esp.
It is a ruined building with crumbling walls, lined inside with laterite, and outside with slabs of granite.
laterite may be roughly divided into two kinds, high-level and low-level laterites.
These chemical changes may be the cause of the frequent concretionary structure and veining in the laterite.
The groves contain a snake king and queen made of granite, and a tower-like structure, made of laterite,5 for the sacred snakes.
A red, porous, claylike soil formed by the leaching of silica-rich components and enrichment of aluminum and iron hydroxides. They are especially common in humid climates. Laterites that are poor in iron oxides and rich in aluminum oxides are called bauxites. Also called latosol. See more at bauxite.