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Comment on "Evaluation of X-ray diffraction methods for determining the crystal growth mechanisms of clay minerals in mudstones, shales and slates," by L. N. Warr and D. R. Peacor

Schweizerische Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen

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Abstract

A recent paper by Warr and Peacor (2002) suggested that our use of the Bertaut-Warren-Averbach technique (MudMaster computer program) for studying changes in crystallite thickness distributions (CTDs) of clay minerals during diagenesis and very low-grade metamorphism is not reliable because it is dependent on many variables which can not be fully controlled. Furthermore, the authors implied that the measured shapes of CTDs cannot be used with confidence to deduce crystal growth mechanisms and histories for clays, based on our CTD simulation approach (using the Galoper computer program). We disagree with both points, and show that the techniques are powerful, reliable and useful for studying clay mineral alteration in rocks. ?? 2003 Schweiz. Mineral. Petrogr. Ges.

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Title:
Comment on "Evaluation of X-ray diffraction methods for determining the crystal growth mechanisms of clay minerals in mudstones, shales and slates," by L. N. Warr and D. R. Peacor
Series title:
Schweizerische Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen
Volume
83
Issue:
3
Year Published:
2003
Language:
English
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Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Schweizerische Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen
First page:
349
Last page:
358
Number of Pages:
10