A clay mineral.
Attapulgite is a magnesium aluminum silicate clay of very fine particle size. It is also known as Fu
Sepiolite at Wikipedia
Sepiolite micrograph at minersoc.org
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.
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