Definitions

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  • n. A micaceous phyllosilicate mineral with aggregates of grey or white monoclinic crystals.

Etymologies

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Illinois, USA, and -ite.

Examples

  • The ground surface contains efflorescent salts such as alum, a hydrated potassium sulfate, tschermigite, a hydrated ammonium sulfate, gypsum and clays such as illite and montmorillonite.

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  • The "2: 1" clays such as mon-tmorillouite and illite which have both "internal" and "external" surfaces have C. E.C.of some 100 milk equivalents per 100 g.

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  • There are, in fact, several distinct types of clay, the principal ones being: kaolinite, which is relatively stable, illite, which is of average stability, and montmorillonite, which is highly sensitive to water (causing swelling, etc).

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  • Montmorillonite and vermicullite are the clays with the highest CEC, illite has less, and kaolinite and sesquioxides have a very low CEC.

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  • Mineralogically, clay may contain a variety of components such as kaolinite, vermiculite, illite, chlorite and montmorillonite.

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  • About two-thirds of the country´s 19 million people live in absolute poverty, earning less than a dollar a day and 70 percent are illite

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  • Work to date is centered around a diatreme dike complex 300 meters wide by 600 meters long which is associated with strong argillic alteration (illite-sericite), pyritization.

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  • The full study is available online, www. bltresearch.com Clay minerals (illite/smectites) extracted from surface soils taken at the same sampling locations as the plants, were submitted to X-ray diffraction analysis.

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  • Again, illite dominates in the great majority of samples, with a few samples containing kaolinite and dravite.

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  • A high level of preservation of the epithermal system is indicated by colloform vein textures and wallrock alteration characterized by low temperature carbonate minerals and illite-smectite clays.

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