Clays and Clay Minerals

, Volume 44, Issue 5, pp 710–712 | Cite as

Comment on: Definition of Clay and Clay Mineral: Joint Report of the AIPEA Nomenclature and CMS Nomenclature Committees

  • D. M. Moore

Key Words

Clay Definition Plasticity Mineral Size 


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© The Clay Minerals Society 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. M. Moore
    • 1
  1. 1.Illinois State Geological SurveyChampaignUSA

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