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Stoddard Mine, Westmoreland, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire, USA
© 2006 Peter Cristofono
A group of minerals. Many doubtful clays are probably impure kaolinite. [Clark, 1993 - "Hey's Mineral Index"]. Other clay may be dickite or montmorillonite or smectite etc.
Classification of Clay
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Other Names for Clay
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References for Clay
Cleveland, G.B. (1957), Clay: Calif. Div. Mines & Geol. Bull. 176: 131-152.
Karickhoff, S.W. & G.W. Bailey (1973), Optical absorption spectra of clay minerals: Clays and Clay Minerals: 21: 59-70.
Weaver, C.E. and L.D. Pollard (1973), The chemistry of clay minerals: 55-77. Elsevier, Amsterdam.
Lippmann, F. (1982), The thremodynamic status of clay minerals. In H. van Olphen and F. Veniale, Editors, Proceedings of the International lay Conference Pavia, Italy, 475-485. Elsevier, Amsterdam.
Velde, B. (1984), Electron microprobe analysis of clay minerals: Clay Minerals: 19: 243-247.
Newman, A.C.D. and G. Brown (1987), The chemical constitution of clays. In A.C.D. Newman, Editor, Chemistry of Clays and lay Minerals: 1-128 Mineralogical Society, London.
Madejova, J. and P. Komadel (2001), Baseline studies of the Clay Mineral Society source clays: Infrared methods: Clays and Clay Minerals: 49: 410-432.
Internet Links for Clay
Localities for Clay
The map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.