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Substitution by Iron in Kaolinite


KAOLINITE often occurs in admixture with other minerals (for example, micas and iron oxides) in which iron is a legitimate constituent. Because of the difficulties of detection and separation, it has always been doubtful whether iron actually substitutes in the kaolinite lattice. We provide here evidence for substitution of irori(III) in the octahedral (Al) sites.

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MALDEN, P., MEADS, R. Substitution by Iron in Kaolinite. Nature 215, 844–846 (1967).

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