The Occurrence of Lepidocrocite in Two Well-Drained Ontario Soils

J. G. Tarzi and R. Protz
Department of Land Resource Science, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1

Abstract: Lepidocrocite was identified associated with mica particles and in the clay fraction of two well-drained Ontario soils developed on a granite and a granite-gneiss. The occurrence of lepidocrocite is rare outside the tropics and there are no reports on its existence in well-drained soils.

Key Words: Anaerobic • Iron • Goethite • Lepidocrocite • Soil

Clays and Clay Minerals; December 1978 v. 26; no. 6; p. 448-451; DOI: 10.1346/CCMN.1978.0260609
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