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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.

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Minerals Allophane
A clay mineral similar to kaolinite.
Minerals Kaolinite
The most fundamental clay mineral. This mineral is found in nature in its purest form as kaolin. How
Minerals Dickite
A clay mineral with the same composition as kaolinite but different crystal structure.
Minerals Montmorillonite, Bentonite
A clay mineral of extremely small particle size and high plasticity. Raw bentonite is generally a pa
Minerals Illite
A clay. A sedimentary weathered alteration of muscovite mica. Some stoneware clays contain illite. I
Minerals Halloysite
From a purely physical properties point-of-view, halloysite is a clay mineral similar to kaolin in f
Minerals Smectite
A highly plastic clay mineral related to montmorillonite (bentonite), more correctly, the name of th
Minerals Hectorite
An uncommon fine grained highly plastic clay mineral related to bentonite. Named after Hector, CA. F
Minerals Chlorite
A group of silicate clay minerals.
Minerals Nacrite
A clay mineral.
Minerals Nontronite
A clay mineral.
Minerals Attapulgite, Palygorskite
Attapulgite is a magnesium aluminum silicate clay of very fine particle size. It is also known as Fu
Minerals Sepiolite
A clay mineral.
Minerals Saponite
A clay mineral.
URLs http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smectite
Smectite on WikiPedia

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