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Smectite-claystone

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A rock rich in smectite group minerals.


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Classification of Smectite-claystoneHide

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Mineralogy of Smectite-claystoneHide

Essential minerals - these are minerals that are required within the classification of this rock:
SmectiteA0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
Non-essential minerals - these minerals are common, sometimes major components, but are not always present:
Beidellite(Na,Ca0.5)0.3Al2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O

Synonyms of Smectite-claystoneHide

Other Language Names for Smectite-claystoneHide

French:Bentonite
Indonesian:Bentonite
Italian:Bentonite

Varieties of Smectite-claystoneHide

WilkiniteTrade name for a colloidal bentonite (jelly rock) used in papermaking. Also spelled Wilconite.

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