Eberl, Dennis D. U.S. Geological Survey, Denver Federal Center, Denver, Colorado.
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A clay mineral similar in structure to kaolinite, having a 1:1 structure in which a silica tetrahedral sheet is joined to an alumina octahedral sheet. Unlike kaolinite, however, the structure is disordered in both the a and the b axis directions in successive layers, and it frequently contains water between the layers. See also: Kaolinite
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