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Evaluation of Phosphatic Clay Disposal and Reclamation Methods. Volume 2: Mineralogy of Phosphatic Clays

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Abstract

Twelve phosphatic clays and three sand tailings from Florida phosphate mining areas were examined by X-ray Diffraction (XRD), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and chemical analysis. Quantitative estimates of mineral species were made using sample XRD data and RRD data obtained on reference minerals, and sample mass attenuation coefficients calculated from X-ray fluorescence total chemical data.

Evaluation of Phosphatic Clay Disposal and Reclamation Methods.
Other Volumes.

FIPR Publication No. 02-002-003
Volume 1: Index Properties of Phosphatic Clays.

FIPR Publication No. 02-002-005
Volume 3: Sedimentation Behavior of Phosphatic Clays.

FIPR Publication No. 02-002-008
Volume 4: Consolidation Behavior of Phosphatic Clays.

FIPR Publication No. 02-002-023
Volume 5: Shear Strength Characteristics of Phosphatic Clays.

FIPR Publication No. 02-002-024
Volume 6: Predictive Methodology for Evaluating Disposal Methods.

FIPR Publication No. 02-042-044
Volume 7: Engineering Properties of Flocculated Phosphatic Clays.

FIPR Publication No. 02-073-097
Volume 8: Predictive Methodology Applied to Case Histories.