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Bentonite

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About BentoniteHide

An impure clay, primarily montmorillonite.
Originally described from Fort Benton shales, Wyoming, USA.


Classification of BentoniteHide

Sub-divisions of BentoniteHide

Synonyms of BentoniteHide

Other Language Names for BentoniteHide

Dutch:Bentoniet
Estonian:Bentoniit
Farsi/Persian:بنتونیت
French:Bentonite
Hungarian:Bentonit
Indonesian:Bentonite
Italian:Bentonite
Polish:Bentonit
Portuguese:Bentonita
Romanian:Bentonit
Simplified Chinese:润土
膨润土
Swedish:Bentonit
Turkish:Bentonit

Varieties of BentoniteHide

Sodian BentoniteA high sodium variety of bentonite.
alkaline-earth bentoniteA bentonite containing easily exchangeable alkaline-earth cations and, either before or after acid treatment, capable of being made to assume properties of an alkali bentonite by treatment with an alkali salt followed by regulated dialysis.

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Precious Opal2 photos of Bentonite associated with Precious Opal on mindat.org.

References for BentoniteHide

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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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