Minerals_lecture2 - flakes or books Silicate Minerals: mica...

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strong bond Silicate Minerals: pyroxene family shared oxygen atoms ferromagnesian – Fe and Mg rich Single chains of linked tetrahedrons
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Silicate Minerals: pyroxene family Cross section of pyroxene single chains
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ferromagnesian minerals atomic structure tolerant of many cations Silicate Minerals: amphibole family hornblende Double chains of linked tetrahedrons
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ferromagnesian (e.g., biotite) or not (e.g., muscovite)
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Unformatted text preview: flakes or books Silicate Minerals: mica family and clay mineral family Sheets of linked tetrahedrons Biotite mica sheet structure biotite mica cleavage Silicate Minerals: biotite mica Clay minerals (sheet structure) Scanning electron microscope image of kaolinite clay Water (OH-) Silicate Minerals: clay mineral family very small flakes shrink-swell properties...
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This note was uploaded on 09/14/2009 for the course GEO 401 taught by Professor Lassiter during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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