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These form hydrogen bonds with the neighbouring lamella. The charge distribution makes individual illite particles form stable gels but only at higher densities. 16 shows dispersed illite particles. Typically they have irregular edges and a stepwise reduced thickness close to them. Neoformed illite particles in weathering smectite may form thin regularly shaped laths. 15 Size distribution (longest diameter) of MX-80 bentonite dispersed in distilled water. 16 Dispersed illite particles photographed using a TEM.
Alteration of volcanic ash is the generally accepted mode of formation. Most of the Prairie bentonites have calcium as major exchangeable cation but sodium-dominant clays occur as well. Cristobalite is a common accessory mineral. This may explain the slight cementation that is characteristic of many of the Prairie bentonites. In fact, they are often shaly and somewhat brittle and fractured. South America South America has bentonites in Argentina, Peru, Uruguay and Brazil. Clay originating from altered tuff is found in older, that is, Triassic, formations (Mendoza) in Argentina.
K-feldspar provides Kϩ for illitization Sulphides Source of SO4Ϫ2 for attack on copper canister Source of SO4Ϫ2 for formation of Ca and Na sulphates in the hottest part of the buffer Carbonates Source of Ca2ϩ for ion exchange of Na smectite to Ca form pH-enhancement amphibolitic rock in Gothenburg, Sweden and many other areas. Naturally, this process improves the isolation potential of clays and backfills containing such minerals. Very often, mica grains and larger chlorite particles are more or less weathered as revealed by XRD spectra, and are occasionally somewhat expansive.