sauconite


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sauconite

[′sȯ·kə‚nīt]
(mineralogy)
The zinc-bearing end member of the montmorillonite group; a trioctahedral clay mineral.
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In addition, bentonite is also composed of the mineral feldspar, quartz, sauconite and hectorite.
The uncured composition of claim 1, wherein the layered filler comprises at least one silicate selected from montmorillonite, nontronite, beidellite, bentonite, volkonskoite, laponite, hectorite, saponite, sauconite, magadite, kenyaite, stevensite, vermiculite, halloysite, aluminate oxides, hydrotalcite and mixtures thereof.
The success of the zinc solvent extraction process at Skorpion proves that the process works on a production scale for the mineralogy of the Skorpion oxide zinc ore, a mixture of the minerals hemimorphite, smithsonite and sauconite, zinc silicates and carbonates.