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ION-MIN, an edible montmorillonite clay, is celebrating its 67th year of sales in the U.S.A., and Americans are trying it for themselves in fast growing numbers with much success.
Topical research report “Talc and Pyrophyllite: 2014 Market Review and Forecast” worked out by Merchant Research & Consulting Ltd is now available at mcgroup.co.uk.
Calcium Montmorillonite Clay; a high grade form of bentonite clay has shown to absorb toxins from bug bites, rashes and irritated skin. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB)
Transparency Market Research has published a new report titled "Global Mica Market: Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019" to its report store.
Researchers discover natural clay deposits with antibacterial properties.
DUBLIN, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition
Zion Health announces Lifefood Organic Health Food store in Santa Monica now sells Zion's Healing Clay Cream made with Canadian Willow Bark, a revolutionary natural skin remedy for rashes
Biotite is a common phyllosilicate mineral that contains potassium, magnesium, iron and aluminium. It is sometimes called "iron mica" and is found in granitic rocks, gneisses, and schists. Like other mica minerals, biotite has a highly perfect basal cleavage, its flexible sheets easily flaking off. It has a hardness of 2.5 - 3, a specific gravity of 2.7 - 3.1, is colored greenish to brown or black, and can be transparent to opaque. Biotite is occasionally found in large sheets, especially in...
Kaolinite is a mineral with the chemical composition Al2Si2O5(OH)4. It is a layered silicate mineral, with one tetrahedral sheet linked through oxygen molecules to one octahedral sheet of alumina octahedra. It is also known as china clay and kaolin (é«˜å¶ºåœŸ in pinyin: gao1 ling3 tu3), named after Gaoling ("High Hill"), Jingde Town, Jiangxi, China. It is a soft, earthy, usually white mineral (dioctahedral phyllosilicate clay), produced by the chemical weathering of feldspar. In...
The mica group of minerals includes several closely related materials having highly perfect basal cleavage. All are monoclinic with a tendency towards pseudo-hexagonal crystals and are similar in chemical composition. The highly perfect cleavage, which is the most prominent characteristic of mica, is explained by the hexagonal sheet-like arrangement of its atoms. The word "mica" is thought to be derived from the Latin word micare, meaning to shine, in reference to the brilliant appearance...
Muscovite, also known as potash mica, is a phyllosilicate mineral of aluminium and potassium. It has a highly perfect basal cleavage yielding remarkably thin laminae (sheets), which are often highly elastic. Muscovite has a hardness of 2 - 2.25 and a specific gravity of 2.76 - 3. It can be colorless or tinted through grays, browns, greens, yellows, or rarely violet or red, and can be transparent or translucent. The green form is called Fuchsite, KAl2(AlSi3O10)(F,OH)2. Muscovite is the most...
Serpentine is a group of common rock-forming hydrous magnesium iron phyllosilicate ((Mg,Fe)3Si2O5(OH)4) minerals. In mineralogy, serpentine may refer to any of 20 minerals belonging to the serpentine group. Owing to admixture, these minerals are not always easy to individualize, and distinctions are not usually made. There are three important aggregate structures of serpentine: antigorite, chrysotile and lizardite. Overview Serpentine is said to owe its name either to its serpent-like...
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