(fwd) lateritic soil

Hello all,

  I ran across this posting in sci.geo.geology and was reminded of recent 
discussions in this forum concerning the availability of laterite.

Hope it's helpful.

From: james at oslonett_no (James Huang)
Newsgroups: sci.geo.geology
Subject: Re: lateritic soil
Date: 18 Sep 1995 19:45:20 +0200
Organization: Oslonett public access

In article <439qaj$7ij at coyote_dres.dnd.ca>, ydas at dres_dnd.ca (Yoga Das) wrote:

> I am looking for information on laterite and lateretic soil. Although
> I am particularly interested in their electrical and magnetic
> properties and their world-wide geographical distribution, I will
> welcome any information on them. Could someone suggest a few good
> references on the subject? In your selection, it may help you to know
> that I am an electrical engineer and not a geologist. Thanks in
> advance.

Try contacting
        Geological Society of Malaysia
        c/o Department of Geology
        University of Malaya
        59100 Kuala Lumpur

There is quite a lot of laterite in Peninsular Malaysia where most of
the oil palm plantations are.

Regards and best of luck,

   James Huang    <jhu at scandpower_no>  Fon: +476 381 4920
   Reservoir Analysis, Scandpower A/S  Fax: +476 381 7998
   PO Box 3, N-2007 Kjeller