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Bentonite

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French, Indonesian and Italian name for:
An impure clay, primarily montmorillonite.
Originally described from Fort Benton shales, Wyoming, USA.


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Grim, R.E. and N. Güven (1978), Bentonites. Geology, mineralogy, properties and uses: 143-155. Elsevier, Amsterdam.
Christidis, G.E. (1998), Comparative study of the mobility of major and trace elements during alteration of an andesite and a rhyolite to bentonite, in the islands of Milois and Kimolos, Aegean, Greece: Clays and Clay Minerals: 46: 379-399.

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- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

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China
 
  • Zhejiang Province
    • Hangzhou Prefecture
      • Lin'an Co.
Mining Ann. Review (1985): 386.
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