Fireclay and kaolin deposits in Romania

Neacşu Gheorgehe and Neacşu Vasilica: Fireclay and kaolin deposits in Romania. In: Acta mineralogica-petrographica, (24). pp. 39-45. (1980)

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The fireclays in Romania are in general high-graded as regards their refractoriness, and are the most frequently connected with the Lower Liassic formation and more rarely with Pliocene deposits. The main kaolin deposits are originated through hydrothermal alteration of some Tertiary rocks and by transport and sedimentation under continental-lacustrine conditions of kaolinitic sands and/or clays, resulting from reworking of some old weathering crusts. The exogenic residual deposits are less important, being represented only by relics of fossil weathering crusts. The Romanian kaolins are very seldom utilizable as raw material for industrial purposes; generally they are utilizable after washing and/or chemical treatments.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Acta mineralogica-petrographica
Date: 1980
Volume: 24
ISSN: 0365-8066
Page Range: pp. 39-45
Language: English
Publisher: University of Szeged, Department of Mineralogy, Geochemistry and Petrology
Place of Publication: Szeged
Event Title: International Kaolin Symposium (10.) (1979) (Budapest)
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Kőzettan, Ásványtan, Földtan
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: 45. p. ; ill. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 01. Natural sciences
01. Natural sciences > 01.05. Earth and related environmental sciences
Date Deposited: 2016. Oct. 17. 09:25
Last Modified: 2022. Jul. 25. 14:35

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