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Eco-friendly Marine Clays presents a comparative examine of 4 authigenic marine clays: the well known glaucony marine facies; the newly-identified sedimentary facies - verdine; the outdated oolitic ironstone facies; and the celadonite-bearing facies.The publication demonstrates that the ocean backside performs host to a number of clay minerals particular to the marine surroundings: ferric di-trioctahedral ``serpentine", ferric chlorite, ferric smectite, ferric mica, ferric ``swelling chlorite", all frequent in current oceans and all essentially shaped by way of crystal progress and recrystallization methods in semi-confined marine microenvironments.A specific characteristic of the publication is the inclusion of the 1st special research of the verdine facies characterised by way of quite a few authigenic eco-friendly clays, a few of that are new clay mineral species frequent in all tropical oceans. The celadonite-bearing facies has been studied intensively within the previous few years and new effects are got from deep sea samples and from land outcrops. the present wisdom is synthesized and reviewed compared to the glaucony facies. a brand new technique is followed within the description of the previous oolitic ironstone facies during which a comparability is made with the hot verdine facies.The fabric is amply illustrated all through by means of 133 figures and fifty nine tables; 36 of the figures include plates displaying one hundred seventy chosen photos acquired at diverse scales of remark together with the sphere, binocular microscope, skinny sections, transmission electron miscroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, excessive answer transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction. an issue index completes the book.The details provided right here may also help geologists build a clearer photo of environmental and depositional background of rocks. it's going to attract sedimentologists drawn to the methods wherein, and the surroundings within which, clay minerals shape. Clay mineralogists will locate a lot worthy details on numerous iron wealthy minerals, and geochemists attracted to the iron within the sea and people operating with sedimentary iron ores also will enjoy the publication.

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S. O'B. A. Gygi and S. Guerrak INTRODUCTION The case study of the Alpine Swiss ironstones discussed in Chapter A1 allowed us to present the morphological, mineralogical, and environmental factors and characters of a comparatively young (Mesozoic) deposit. These young deposits are usually petrographically less modified than those of the Palaeozoic and are, therefore, more favourable to the reconstruction of the conditions of formation of the green marine clays. Based on this case study, the present chapter will propose a summarized review of the data and interpretations relating to the study of other deposits.

Elements of the sediment Carbonate remnants Excluding the cement and the ooids, the only important constituents of the iron ore lens near Chamoson are bioclastic carbonate grains, in addition to very little detrital quartz. Ninety percent of the biodetrital fraction is made of crino'id fragments. Most are strongly eroded and can be observed in all thin sections either as free grains or as nuclei in the ooids. Spines or other skeletal parts of echinids are not rare; like the crino'id fragments, they can be identified by their characteristic structure delineating a regular lattice: the stereom.

Delaloye in his thesis. This example has been selected because the concerned outcrop is 1) historically important, 2) comparatively little quoted in the English literature, 3) well preserved, and 4)really representative of the facies. This outcrop is located near Chamoson and was the source from where chamosite was defined by Berthier (1820). Based on the information provided by this and other related outcrops in Switzerland, the second chapter discusses the diverse hypotheses proposed in the literature about the process and environment of formation of the oolitic ironstone facies.

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