primary clay

primary clay

[′prī‚mer·ē ′klā]
(geology)
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If the ore is weathered it can be soft enough to mine without blasting and is defined as a primary clay deposit.
In depth, the primary clay dominant sediment, saturated by sea water, is consolidated because of the earth-or-sediment weight pressure.
MARSS play an important role in the resource efficiency and sustainable utilisation of materials in the brick manufacturing sector; the review also discusses the benefits of utilising substitute raw materials and the usage by production process and primary clay type.
The primary clay minerals observed in various oil sands extraction process streams are kaolinite and illite (Bichard, 1987; Budziak et al., 1988; Omotoso and Mikula, 2004).
In contrast, the effluent particles from the mining residue columns largely appear to be primary clay particles, which occurred at a higher turbidity concentration than for the Balkuling soil.
In nanocomposite formation, the primary clay particles are transformed into stacks of layers or tactoids under the processing conditions.