Chinoptilolite: A New Occurrence in North Carolina Phosphorite

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Science  19 Jun 1964:
Vol. 144, Issue 3625, pp. 1453
DOI: 10.1126/science.144.3625.1453


The zeolite, clinoptilolite, has been identified in a Miocene phosphorite deposit in North Carolina. It occurs in great abundance in the clay fraction of the phosphorite both as well formed, separate crystals and as clusters of crystals attached to granular particles.