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Variations in Clay Mineral Composition of Phosphate Slimes Within the Central Florida Phosphate Mining District.


PB248838

Publication Date 1975
Personal Author Stevenson, R. G.
Page Count 38
Abstract This report describes and identifies the clay and other minerals found in 58 samples of primary slimes from 16 phosphate processing plants in Florida. The major clay minerals found are smectite, kaolinite, and palygorskite. The major nonclay minerals found are apatite, quartz, and dolomite.
Keywords
  • Phosphate deposits
  • Clay minerals
  • Slime
  • Quantitative analysis
  • Montmorillonite
  • Kaolinite
  • Quartz
  • Dolomite(Mineral)
  • Sampling
  • Calcium phosphates
  • Florida
  • Phosphate rock slime
  • Attapulgite
Source Agency
  • Bureau of Mines
NTIS Subject Category
  • 48A - Mineral Industries
  • 48F - Geology & Geophysics
Corporate Authors University of South Florida, Tampa.; BUREAU OF Mines, Washington, D.C.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Final rept.
NTIS Issue Number 197607
Variations in Clay Mineral Composition of Phosphate Slimes Within the Central Florida Phosphate Mining District.
Variations in Clay Mineral Composition of Phosphate Slimes Within the Central Florida Phosphate Mining District.
PB248838

  • Phosphate deposits
  • Clay minerals
  • Slime
  • Quantitative analysis
  • Montmorillonite
  • Kaolinite
  • Quartz
  • Dolomite(Mineral)
  • Sampling
  • Calcium phosphates
  • Florida
  • Phosphate rock slime
  • Attapulgite
  • Bureau of Mines
  • 48A - Mineral Industries
  • 48F - Geology & Geophysics
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