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Submitted by John VanHoesen on Tue, 09/14/2010 - 23:48
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