Category:Angadipuram Laterite

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Angadipuram Laterite 
human settlement in Malappuram district, Kerala, India
Laterite formation on gneiss. C 009.jpg
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Location Malappuram district, Kerala, India
10° 59′ 33″ N, 76° 12′ 15.12″ E
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Angadipuram Laterite (en); अंगदीपुरम लेटराइट (hi); Angadipuram-Laterit (de) भारत के केरल के मलप्पुरम जिले में मानव बस्ती (hi); Stadt in Indien (de); human settlement in Malappuram district, Kerala, India (en); établissement humain en Inde (fr); മലപ്പുറം ജില്ലയിലെ സ്ഥലം,കേരളം,ഇന്ത്യ (ml); stad in India (nl)

Angadipuram Laterite is a National Geological Monument identified in Angadipuram town in Malappuram district in the southern Indian state of Kerala. The special significance of Angadipuram to laterites is that it was here that Dr. Francis Buchanan-Hamilton, a professional surgeon, gave the first account of this rock type, in his report of 1807, as “indurated clay”, ideally suited for building construction. This formation falls outside the general classification of rocks namely, the igneous, metamorphic, or sedimentary rocks but is an exclusively “sedimentary residual product”. Apart from its use as bricks in building construction, it has other substantial economic value, since it has been established that laterites are closely juxtaposed with aluminium ore (bauxite), iron ore and nickel ore mineral deposits in many parts of Kerala

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