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Illite from Muloorina, South Australia

Eggleton, Richard; Fitz Gerald, John


Illite from Muloorina, just south of Lake Eyre in South Australia, is commonly used as a standard ferric iron-bearing illite which has a cation exchange capacity (CEC) of ~22 meq/100 g, too high a value for this clay to conform to the most recent conclusions about illite composition. The objective of the present study was to reassess the Muloorina illite to determine the reason for this high CEC value. The composition determined by X-ray fluorescence analysis calculated to a cation charge of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Clays and Clay Minerals
DOI: 10.1346/CCMN.2011.0590606


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