Minerals and mineral relationship of the clay minerals

Journal of the American Ceramic Society



The invitation to be the Edward Orton, Jr., Fellow Lecturer of the American Ceramic Society for 1945 is a very great honor and a privilege which one interested in the mineralogy of clays must heartily appreciate. Dr. Orton was a geologist as well as a founder of this Society, and no doubt in issuing this invitation you had in mind the maintenance of this historic relationship. Those of us who follow him cannot add to that relationship, but I hope that I can help to foster it. Perhaps not all geologists know of this common ground between ceramics and geology as you do, and no doubt you would have me remind my geologic colleagues of this and of the mutual contributions which its maintenance entails.

Another common bond of interest is that ceramists have made use of mineralogic and petrographic techniques to an extent not matched in any other applied science. In particular, they have utilized the petrographic microscope, and ceramists and mineralogists alike have found in X rays a wonderful new method of research. Clays, the subject of this lecture, should provide a common meeting ground and one which no doubt would win the hearty approval of Dr. Orton.

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Minerals and mineral relationship of the clay minerals
Series title Journal of the American Ceramic Society
DOI 10.1111/j.1151-2916.1945.tb14533.x
Volume 28
Issue 7
Year Published 1945
Language English
Publisher Wiley
Description 11 p.
First page 173
Last page 183
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