The Surface Chemistry of Feldspars as an Influence on their Decomposition Products

George W. DeVore
Department of Geology, University of Chicago

Abstract: The problems of hydrous decomposition of alkali feldspars and the formation of the micaceous minerals from the decomposition products are discussed in terms of the surface chemistry and the Al-Si ordering of the feldspars, and a crystal growth model for the micas.

Clays and Clay Minerals; 1957 v. 6; no. 1; p. 26-41; DOI: 10.1346/CCMN.1957.0060104
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