By Charles E. Weaver (Eds.)
This e-book offers a complete and important precis of clay mineral literature that pertains to geology and geologic approaches, making it necessary either as a reference e-book for geologists and as a textual content for the specialist.
The booklet encompasses the whole scope of clay-shale geology. An introductory bankruptcy presents simple history terminology and class. this can be via a comparatively lengthy bankruptcy at the constitution and composition of many of the clay minerals. bankruptcy three presents an advent to soil formation, chemical weathering, microbial alteration and the pedogenic formation of clay minerals. Chapters four and five hide the continental and marine delivery, and deposition of clays. either mechanisms and examples are awarded, starting from biodepositional to the nepheloid layer. bankruptcy 6 stories information at the low to extreme temperature formation of clay minerals from marine volcanics, and the expansion of authigenic clays in shallow marine, brackish, and evaporite environments. bankruptcy 7, Diagenesis Metamorphism, covers either burial diagenesis and the approaches happening through the conversion of shale to clay. bankruptcy eight discusses the formation of authigenic-diagenetic formation of clays in sandstones. bankruptcy nine describes the temperal distribution of clay minerals in North and South the United States, Europe, Africa and the Atlantic Ocean. The clay suites are regarding components similar to continental glide, tectonics, weather and setting. the ultimate short bankruptcy covers compaction, lithification and a few normal positive factors of shales.
The e-book is liberally sprinkled with x-ray styles, chemical analyses, and SEM and TEM photos, as well as hundreds and hundreds of examples.
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1975) and differential heats of K-Ca exchange (Talibudeen and Goulding, 1983) indicate that kaolinite commonly 22 contains interstratified layers and islands of mica, vermiculite, and smectite. The amount of 2:l material is too small, commonly less than a few percent, to be detected by x-ray analysis. It is believed to be a residue of incomplete weathering of mica to kaolinite. C. values found for some kaolinites. Thicker mica layers interleaved with kaolinite plates can often be observed with the optical microscope.
Gillery (1959) synthesized serpentines of varying composition and found that pure Mg Si serpentines were tubular. 25 per O,,(OH),, the misfit of the sheets was minimized to the extent that a platy morphology developed. The clay-sized 1:1 trioctahedral minerals have almost an infinite variety of compositions (Table 2-5). Greenalite and cronstedtite are essentially the Fe analog of Mg serpentine. Si is usually the only cation in the tetrahedral sheet, and Fe is the predominant, and commonly the only, cation in the octahedral sheet.
1943). Djebal Deber. Libya dried at 110°C. T. Alexander. analyst 3. Loughnan (1957). Bedford, Indiana. T. See, analyst. 4. Keller ei a/. (1971). Los Azufres Thermal area. Michoacan. Mexico. 08%) values for halloysites are less than those for kaolinite. However, iron-rich halloysites (ferrihalloysites) have been described which contain from 8 to 25% Fe20,. The Fe presumably occurs in the octahedral layer, filling from 15 to 50% of the occupied positions (Weaver and Pollard, 1973). For a discussion of the origin of kaolin minerals, see Chapter 111 and Chapter VIII, pp.