sheet silicate

sheet silicate

[′shēt ′sil·ə·kət]
(mineralogy)
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Scientists identified the minerals as calcium carbonate, found in limestone and chalk, and sheet silicate.
The occupation of the structural positions in the octahedral sheet generates trioctahedral sheet silicates where each O or OH is surrounded by 3 divalent cations, like Fe(II) or Mg(II), and dioctahedral sheet silicates where each O or OH ion is surrounded by 2 trivalent cations, mostly Al(III) [5].
Rock-forming minerals; v.3A: Sheet silicates; micas, 2d ed.
Infrequently, the cores were fiberglass or thin transparent sheet silicates.