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an absorbent aluminum silicate clay formed from volcanic ash

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While apparently disparate, the locations of these sediment matches both lie in the Mamonia Complex, a highly distinctive, narrow U-shaped formation of greenish bentonitic clays unique to western Cyprus.
The particle size distributions (PSD) of the bentonitic clays were determined by the sedimentation technique method.
00 meters above the formation contact throughout the study area and in most instances appears as a highly-weathered, dark, bentonitic drape.
The flat, compacted floor was treated with bentonitic clay to minimize see page, and then a layer of crushed limestone was placed on top.
At this site, uranite and yellow secondary uranium minerals occur in a Teritary bentonitic tuff which is arkosic and carbonaceous near its base, overlying a quartz monzonite.