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Smectite, nontronitic
'Images of Clay'
Smectite, nontronitic
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Clay Minerals Group

The Clay Minerals Group promotes the advancement of clay science and clay technology as applied to all aspects of pure and applied research and industrial uses. The interests of its members cover a wide spectrum, including mining and mineral processing, soils and plant nutrition, crystallography, sedimentary geology, ceramics, petroleum engineering and medicine. Regular meetings are held two or three times a year. The group publishes reference monographs on specific aspects of clay science, is responsible for the journal Clay Minerals, and sponsors the annual George Brown Lecture. Further details about the group are available from the secretary, S. Kemp at sjk@bgs.ac.uk. The Group also provides CMG Bursaries to help students and CMG members attend conferences.

Online submission to Clay Minerals 


From 21st September 2016, authors are asked to submit their papers to Clay Minerals at http://www.edmgr.com/clayminerals/




George Brown Lecture

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Office bearers in the Clay Minerals Group since foundation  

Research in Progress Meeting 2013 report
Euroclay 2015 report

Geomechanical and Petrophysical Properties of Mudrocks, Nov 2015, report 


George Brown Lecture

The 2016 George Brown Lecture will be given by Prof. Lynda Williams of Arizona State University. The talk, to be delivered as a plenary lecture at the Mid-European Clay Conference, will have the title: "Harnessing the antibacterial action of clays for medical applications"


Research in Progress Meeting 2016

13 September 2016
Manchester University
REGISTRATION (free of charge) NOW OPEN


Rock-forming Minerals vol 3C: Clay Minerals

The second edition of the volume devoted to Clay Minerals by Jeff Wilson was published in 2013 by the Geological Society as part of the Deer, Howie & Zussman Rock Forming Minerals series and is available to MinSoc members at a discount price .