AIPEA Educational Series vol. 2

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AIPEA Educational Series vol. 2

Magnesian Clays

Characterization, Origin & Applications

Editors: Manuel Pozo & Emilio Galán

Lectures held at the 2nd AIPEA School for Young Scientists
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 6-7, 2013
Digilabs Pub., Bari, Italy – pp. 380 + XII
ISBN: 978-88-7522-093-6
ISSN: 2283-687X

The book is an overview and update on the main issues related to magnesian clays. It is accessible to students, providing the basics and the latest information on the several topics and including key literature references.


  • Introduction to Mg-rich clay minerals: Structure and composition (Stephen Guggenheim)
  • Methodology for the identification and characterization of magnesian clays (Emilio Galán and Patricia Aparicio)
  • Geology of magnesian clays in sedimentary and non-sedimentary environments (José Pedro Calvo and Manuel Pozo)
  • Magnesian clay deposits: Mineralogy and origin (Manuel Pozo and Emilio Galán)
  • Madrid Basin (Spain): a natural lab for the formation and evolution of magnesian clay minerals (Manuel Pozo and José Pedro Calvo)
  • Geochemical pathways to Mg-silicate formation (Nicholas Tosca)
  • Properties and applications of magnesian clays (Julio Santarén)

This book, not in the sale, was financed by Associazione Italiana per lo Studio delle Argille (AISA). AISA distributes personal e-copies and hard copies in return to an economic support to the Association:

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