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HYDROUS MICAS [1 record]

Record 1 2012-03-07

English

Subject field(s)
  • Soil Science
  • Mineralogy
DEF

A general name for a group of three-layer, mica-like clay minerals that are widely distributed in argillaceous sediments (especially in marine shales and in soils derived from them).

OBS

The relation of illite to similar or identical material known variously as hydromica, hydrous mica, hydromuscovite, and hydrated mica group is not clearly established.

OBS

hydromica: The term is practically synonymous with illite.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Science du sol
  • Minéralogie
DEF

Minéraux argileux de structure voisine de celle de la muscovite moins riches en potassium et plus hydratés.

OBS

Ces minéraux argileux possédant de remarquables propriétés absorbantes, les anciens pétrographes les désignaient sous le nom de terre à foulon.

Spanish

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