CMS Special Publications

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Special Source Clays issue (2001) $45.00
(D. Bain, ed., P. M. Costanzo and S. Guggenheim, guest eds.) Clays and Clay Minerals¨, volume 49, p. 371-453.

This issue describes a variety of baseline studies of The Clay Minerals Society Source Clays and should be an invaluable reference for anyone using these clays. Individual copies of this issue are available at a cost of US $45 (including mailing costs).

Special Zeolite Issue (1981) $25.00 (F. A. Mumpton, ed.) Clays and Clay Minerals, volume 29, No. 5

Special Zeolite Issue II (2003) $45.00 (D. C. Bain, ed., D. L. Bish, guest ed.) Clays and Clay Minerals¨, volume 51, No. 6

The first six issues in this issue are based on some of the papers presented at the 6th International Conference on the Occurrence, Properties and Utilization of Natural Zeolites (ZEOLITE '02) held at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, from June 3-7 2002. The scope of the conference was the presentation and discussion of the current developments and future perspectives of the science and technology of natural zeolites.

Other recent back issues of Clays and Clay Minerals¨ are available through the CMS Office for $45 each or $265 per volume (six issues).

Kaolin Genesis and Utilization (1993) $30.00
(H. H. Murray, W. M. Bundy, & C. C. Harvey, eds.) ISBN 1-881208-05-2, 341 pp.

The editors have a combined experience in kaolin exploration, resource evaluation, and applications which exceeds 100 years. A series of contributed papers which covers the structure of the kaolins, their genesis and utilization, with case histories and research studies of kaolins from the U.S., U.K., Europe, China, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. Cloth.

"... a good job of describing a surprising array of kaolins and how variations impact their utilization." Garwin R. Powers, review in Journal of Sedimentary Research.

"... well worth the price... to the serious kaolin researcher or to a student of clay mineralogy, as well as to an individual who has only recently discovered kaolin minerals." G. A. Austin, review in Economic Geology.

Proceedings of the International Clay Conference 1985 $25.00
L. G. Schultz, H. van Olphen, and F. A. Mumpton, editors. ISBN 1-881208-00-1. Clothbound. Formerly $66.00

Abstracts for CMS annual meetings are available from 1980 through the present, excluding 1992 (specify year). $20.00

CMS News Back Issues. ($3.00/issue)The lively newsletter of The Clay Minerals Society, containing interviews, commentary, letters, humor, and retrospectives, as well as information about Society activities and related meetings. Interviews include S. W. Bailey, D. L. Bish, L. M. Coyne, V. A. Drits, J. J. Fripiat, M. L. Jackson, R. C. Jones, M. M. Mortland, L. Pauling, D. R. Pevear, R. C. Reynolds, Jr., J. Srodon, K. M. Towe, C. E. Weaver, J. L. White, M. J. Wilson.

CMS Videos and Slide Sets

Mica Polytype Slide Set. Prepared by A. C. Rule for the CMS . $23.00

Crystallography Slide Set, Symmetry Drawings of the Seventeen Plane Groups. Prepared by A. C. Rule for the CMS . $40.00

CD Series 1 Clay Mineralogy: An Introductory Course $10.00 (June 2006)

This is the first in a new multimedia series of educational materials to be sponsored by The Clay Minerals Society. The CD contains material used to support a graduate-level course on clay minerals taught by Professor Ray Ferrell at Louisiana State University. The content is presented in six modules that cover basic mineralogy and classification; geologic origin; aqueous solubility and ion exchange; waste isolation and fluid flow; and X-ray powder diffraction methods for the identification and quantification of clay mineral assemblages. This is not a CD version of a standard textbook. It is a unique compilation of explanatory text, narrated slide shows, computer applications for the XRD analysis of clay minerals, links to selected web sites, and copies of required readings. The pedagogical approach challenges the reader to recognize the general principles of clay mineralogy presented in the selected readings rather than simply reading a literature summary in a textbook-style chapter. The author provides some hints for interpretation, but this approach works best when two or more individuals are able to discuss the readings.

The general objectives of this presentation are to foster a greater understanding of clay mineral reactions in the environment and the processes controlling their geologic distribution and industrial utilization. It produces an increased awareness of the relationship between structural/chemical characteristics of the diverse clay minerals present in rocks, soils and sediments and their physical and chemical properties. The lessons to be learned are useful in diverse fields of scientific and technical investigation. One point of emphasis is that clay mineral names are mostly applied at the “family” level. Thus smectite represents materials with a wide range of chemical variability and physical characteristics. Smectite, kaolin, chlorite or illite, are terms that are more like plagioclase rather than names for well-defined mineral species. Within each family, chemical and structural varieties may have considerably different properties. One illite is not identical to all other illites.

Many organizations contributed copyrighted material freely to the production of this CD. It is available from the Clay Minerals Society Office. Please use the online order form.

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