The Mineralogy of Some Upper Chalk Samples from the Arundel Area, Sussex

A. H. Weir and J. A. Catt
Rothamsted Experimental Station, Harpenden, Herts.

Abstract: Seven samples, representative of all zones of the Upper Chalk in the Arundel area of Sussex, were treated with acetic acid and the residues analysed to determine their mechanical and mineralogical compositions. The sand and silt fractions of the residues consist mainly of flint and opaline silica, collophane, limonite, and quartz, and the clay fractions consist of montmorillonite, mica, quartz, and apatite. Authigenic apatite and quartz occur in the clay and silt and authigenic alkali feldspar in the silt. The montmorillonite may also be authigenic.

Clay Minerals; December 1965 v. 6; no. 2; p. 97-110; DOI: 10.1180/claymin.1965.006.2.04
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