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Illite

A clay. A sedimentary weathered alteration of muscovite mica. Some stoneware clays contain illite. Illite clays have significant K2O (e.g. > 2.5%).

Links

URLs http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illite
Illite at Wikipedia
URLs http://www.minersoc.org/pages/gallery/claypix/illite/hems24_4.html
One of a number of micrographs of illite at minersoc.org
Typecodes Clay Minerals
The property of plasticity is evident in a wide array of materials of different mineralogy. In addition, many minerals are considered parent minerals to clays, they weather down to become these clays.
Materials B Clay

By Tony Hansen


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