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Calcareous Epigenetic Replacement («Epigénie») in Soils and Calcrete Formation

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This contribution is a review offering a new interpretation for the genesis of calcretes as defined by Goudie (1973). Calcretes are calcareous crusts which develop within weathering or soil profiles formed under warm climates with a marked dry season, excluding travertine or spring-, river- and water table cementations of various origins.

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Clay Mineral Soil Solution Parent Rock Calcareous Accumulation Carbonate Amount 
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