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Mineral resource of the month: clays

January 1, 2013

Clays represent one of the largest mineral commodities in the world in terms of mineral and rock production and use. Many people, however, do not recognize that clays are used in an amazingly wide variety of applications. Use continues to increase worldwide as populations and their associated needs increase. Robert Virta, clay and shale commodity specialist for the U.S. Geological Survey, has prepared the following information about clays.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2004
Title Mineral resource of the month: clays
Authors Robert Virta
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Geotimes
Index ID 70045839
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Minerals Information Center