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Smectite-claystone

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A rock rich in smectite group minerals.


Classification of Smectite-claystone

Sub-divisions of Smectite-claystone

Mineralogy of Smectite-claystone

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

Other Names for Smectite-claystone

Name in Other Languages:
French:Bentonite
Indonesian:Bentonite
Italian:Bentonite

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