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Genesis of some calcretes in the southern Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia: Implications for mineral exploration

Genesis of some calcretes in the southern Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia: Implications for... Australian Journal of Earth Sciences (1998) 45, 177-182 Discussion and Reply Genesis of some calcretes in the southern Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia: implications for mineral exploration DISCUSSION The application of the term calcrete to 'a range of car- bonate accumulations...' by Anand et al. (1997 p. 103) is an example of this modification. These authors support their S. M. HILL, G. TAYLOR AND K. G. McQUEEN definition with references to Milnes and Hutton (1983), who Cooperative Research Centre for Landscape Evolution and used the term in reference to both carbonates and calcare- Mineral Exploration, c/o University of Canberra, PO Box 1, Belconnen, ACT 2616, Australia. ous materials, and to Goudie (1973) where the term is restricted to 'terrestrial materials composed dominantly but not exclusively of calcium carbonate...'. The specifi- Anand et al. (1997) propose a model for the genesis of some cation of calcium carbonate to define calcretes in Goudie's calcretes in the southern Yilgarn Craton of Western definition is consistent with the traditional meaning of the Australia. This work is an insightful and valuable contri- term and most published definitions of calcrete (e.g. bution to the understanding of calcretes, especially con- Netterberg 1969; Goudie 1983) but differs from http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Australian Journal of Earth Sciences Taylor & Francis

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Australian Journal of Earth Sciences (1998) 45, 177-182 Discussion and Reply Genesis of some calcretes in the southern Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia: implications for mineral exploration DISCUSSION The application of the term calcrete to 'a range of car- bonate accumulations...' by Anand et al. (1997 p. 103) is an example of this modification. These authors support their S. M. HILL, G. TAYLOR AND K. G. McQUEEN definition with references to Milnes and Hutton (1983), who Cooperative Research Centre for Landscape Evolution and used the term in reference to both carbonates and calcare- Mineral Exploration, c/o University of Canberra, PO Box 1, Belconnen, ACT 2616, Australia. ous materials, and to Goudie (1973) where the term is restricted to 'terrestrial materials composed dominantly but not exclusively of calcium carbonate...'. The specifi- Anand et al. (1997) propose a model for the genesis of some cation of calcium carbonate to define calcretes in Goudie's calcretes in the southern Yilgarn Craton of Western definition is consistent with the traditional meaning of the Australia. This work is an insightful and valuable contri- term and most published definitions of calcrete (e.g. bution to the understanding of calcretes, especially con- Netterberg 1969; Goudie 1983) but differs from

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Published: Feb 1, 1998

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