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caliche

[kə′lē·chē]
(geology)
Conglomerate of gravel, rock, soil, or alluvium cemented with sodium salts in Chilean and Peruvian nitrate deposits; contains sodium nitrate, potassium nitrate, sodium iodate, sodium chloride, sodium sulfate, and sodium borate.
A thin layer of clayey soil capping auriferous veins (Peruvian usage).
Whitish clay in the selvage of veins (Chilean usage).
A recently discovered mineral vein.
A secondary accumulation of opaque, reddish brown to buff or white calcareous material occurring in layers on or near the surface of stony soils in arid and semiarid regions of the southwestern United States; called hardpan, calcareous duricrust, and kanker in different geographic regions. Also known as calcareous crust; croute calcaire; nari; sabach; tepetate.

caliche

Gravel, sand, or desert debris cemented by porous calcium carbonate or other salts.
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Caliche is excited to become a stakeholder in the historically significant and economically strong community of Beaumont and the surrounding area," said Dave Marchese, Chief Executive Officer of Caliche Development Partners, LLC.
Soto aborda al tio Caliche desde la rutina cotidiana y captandolo progresivamente, como una serie de fragmentos corporales que cobran unidad poco a poco.
La primera, que en el tuvo injerencia un sentimiento de desazon respecto a la audiencia masiva que Soto experimentara un par de anos antes con Caliche sangriento.
Caliche y un punado de sus hombres de la columna Jacobo Arenas de las FARC fueron sorprendidos el pasado 4 de mayo por una cuadrilla militar en un paraje del suroccidental departamento de Narino, zona que el guerrillero no conocia bien.
The patchy nature of this shinnery-oak-sand-dune habitat, the species of lizards that use it, and the ongoing development of oil and gas resources within the Mescalero sands ecosystem present an excellent system for studying relationships between quality and quantity of habitat patches, abundance of lizards, and effects of land conversion to caliche roads and well pads on both habitat and abundance of lizards.
SWANSONG: Caliche, pictured with Carlos Munoz on the right, were due to perform for the final time today Picture by DOUG MOODY
a diferencia del guano, el salitre se obtiene a partir de un proceso de lixiviacion que requeria de una planta de elaboracion, la que tuvo un caracter industrial, por tanto, era preciso transportar el caliche a estas plantas para su triturado y lixiviarlo; 4.
These calcretes are classified Pedogenic, non-pedogenic valley calcretes, soft calcrete, hard calcrete, nodular calcrete, honey comb calcrete, sandy mix calcrete, kankar, caliche, gypcretes, halcretes, silcretes and ferrocretes.
Nothing grew deep; a layer of caliche under the top soil kept what rain there was from soaking in.
The waters proposed for treatment, and the fish species that would be targeted include Harris, Sedge, Tern, and Dune lakes (sunfish and bass); Heart, June, North-North Windmill, North Windmill, Windmill, Canal, and Pit lakes (sunfish, yellow perch, bass, and carp); North Teal, South Teal, Herman, and Lyle lakes (sunfish, yellow perch, bass, and carp); Upper Caliche, Lower Caliche, and West Caliche lakes and drainage (sunfish, yellow perch, and carps.
Children composed and performed their own music using traditional instruments made from animals and plants with panpipe playing musicians Caliche.
LLANGOLLEN: Royal International Pavilion (01492 872000), Caliche Music from the Andes.