Identification of a lithium-bearing smectite from Spor Mountain, Utah

Journal of Research of the U.S. Geological Survey
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Abstract

Chemical analyses, X-ray diffraction data, and cation exchange determinations are given for a lithium-bearing smectite. The X-ray data and Greene-Kelly's lithium test indicate the presence of both dioctahedral and trioctahedral phases. The exchange determinations indicate that the lithium is in the structure of the clay, and the chemical data are intermediate between those for hectorite and montmorillonite. All data indicate that the clay is a mixture of hectorite and montmorillonite.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Identification of a lithium-bearing smectite from Spor Mountain, Utah
Series title Journal of Research of the U.S. Geological Survey
Volume 1
Issue 4
Year Published 1973
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Description 5 p.
First page 415
Last page 419
Country United States of America
State Utah
Other Geospatial Spor Mountain
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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