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Fuller's earth (bentonite) in the Lower Cretaceous (Upper Aptian) of Shanklin (Isle of Wight, southern England)

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A <35 cm fuller's earth (bentonite) bed is recorded from the Upper Aptian (Lower Cretaceous) Ferruginous Sands Formation (Lower Greensand Group), southwest of Shanklin, Isle of Wight. The stratigraphic location and sedimentological context of the bed are described: the host succession is cyclical, containing evidence of non-deposition, faunal colonization and current reworking of sediments. Mineralogical and petrographic analyses demonstrate the dominance of smectite (Ca-montmorillonite) a...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Earth Sciences
Simpson, MI More by this author
Journal:
PROCEEDINGS OF THE GEOLOGISTS ASSOCIATION
Volume:
113
Issue:
4
Pages:
281-290
Publication date:
2002
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ISSN:
0016-7878
URN:
uuid:1b7c1200-1a5f-46f4-8338-f59ac4cb1a4c
Source identifiers:
81996
Local pid:
pubs:81996
Language:
English

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