7 weeks 2 hours
Blog Posts Tagged "illite"
Submitted by John VanHoesen on Wed, 09/15/2010 - 00:48
There has been a lot of talk on the ship about clay minerals the last few days, specifically smectites and illite. Smectite is a confusing term because it is similar to saying "I'm on a boat" instead of "I'm on the JOIDES Resolution!" Smectites are a generalized group of hydrated clay minerals and illite is a specific clay mineral. Hydrated clay mine