Morphology of Zeolites in Sedimentary Rocks by Scanning Electron Microscopy

Frederick A. Mumpton and W. Clayton Ormsby
Department of the Earth Sciences, State University College, Brockport, NY 14420, U.S.A.
Office of Research, Federal Highway Administration, Washington, DC 20590, U.S.A.

Abstract: In the nearly 2000 occurrences of zeolites in sedimentary rocks of volcanic origin about 15 zeolite minerals have been identified. The mode of occurrence of six of these, clinoptilolite, erionite, chabazite, phillipsite, analcime, and mordenite, is described, and their morphology is illustrated with scanning electron micrographs.

Clays and Clay Minerals; February 1976 v. 24; no. 1; p. 1-23; DOI: 10.1346/CCMN.1976.0240101
© 1976, The Clay Minerals Society
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