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The nature of vermiculite in Adirondack soils and till

The nature of vermiculite in Adirondack soils and till

Clays and Clay Minerals 34(5): 549-556

The clay and bulk mineralogy of soil and till from 26 Adirondack watersheds was studied. The materials consist typically of quartz, K-feldspar, plagioclase, mica, vermiculite, and kaolinite. Talc, smectite, halloysite, and hornblende are present in some samples. The clay fraction of the soils is composed predominantly of vermiculite, likely derived from the transformation of a mica precursor, and kaolinite.

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DOI: 10.1346/ccmn.1986.0340508

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