The Bentonites from the Volcanic Region of Cabo de Gata (Almeria)

J. L. Martin-Vivaldi, J. Cano-Ruiz and J. M. Fontbote
Estación Experimental del Zaidín, Instituto de Edafologia y Fisiología Vegetal, Granada, Spain

Abstract: The smectic clay from Sierra de Gata, Cabo de Gata region, Almerêa, Spain, is montmorillonoidal like the smectic clay from Serrata de Nijar in the same region. These clays are formed by alteration of calco-alkaline volcanic rocks by marine and/or hydrothermal action.

Clays and Clay Minerals; 1955 v. 4; no. 1; p. 181-184; DOI: 10.1346/CCMN.1955.0040125
© 1955, The Clay Minerals Society
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