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Published in Urbana .
Written in English



  • Illinois.


  • Clay -- Illinois.,
  • Shale -- Illinois.,
  • Clay -- Testing.,
  • Shale.

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Edition Notes

Statementcompiled by W. Arthur White [and] J. E. Lamar.
ContributionsLamar, J. E. 1897-1979, joint author.
LC ClassificationsQE105 .A45 no. 303
The Physical Object
Pagination72 p.
Number of Pages72
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL219064M
LC Control Numbera 60009958

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Ceramic tests of Illinois clays and shales, By William Arthur. White and joint author. J. E. (John Everts) Lamar Topics: Shale., Clay. The differential thermal method, by determining the thermal reactions undergone by a clay or shale, is a rapid means of identifying the mineral components of such materials, and because the properties of clays and shales depend largely on their mineral composition, it is at the same time a rapid method of evaluating the properties of such by: Enter the password to open this PDF file: Cancel OK. File name: . Clay and shale are used to manufacture bricks, ceramic tiles, and light-weight aggregate, an essential element for large building structures. Clay and shale are also important ingredients in the production of portland cement, a key binding agent used in concrete. The mica-like clay mineral illite was named for the state of Illinois.

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