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Common clay and shale

January 1, 2013

Common clay is a natural, fine-grained material composed of hydrous aluminum silicates. Shale is a laminated sedimentary rock formed by the consolidation of clay, mud and/or silt.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2012
Title Common clay and shale
Authors R.L. Virta
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Mining Engineering
Index ID 70044887
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Minerals Information Center