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Diatomite

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A siliceous-rock composed predominantly of diatoms and with porosity greater than 50%.


Classification of Diatomite

Mineralogy of Diatomite

Essential minerals - these are minerals that are required within the classification of this rock:
Silica > Opal-CTSiO2 · nH2O
Non-essential minerals - these minerals are common, sometimes major components, but are not always present:
Opal-AA petrological term for Opal-A.
Silica > Opal-CSiO2 · nH2O
Silica > QuartzSiO2

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