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Soil Science Society of America Journal Abstract -

Clay Mineralogy of Certain Rice Soils in Southern Taiwan1


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  1. Vol. 35 No. 5, p. 831-834
    Received: Sept 14, 1970
    Accepted: June 2, 1971

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  1. A. S. R. Juo,
  2. C. L. Chi and
  3. M. H. Wu2



Clay minerals present in fine-textured rice soils in southern Taiwan were identified by X-ray diffraction and chemical analyses. Dioctahedral mica with high potassium content is the predominant mineral in the clay fraction. These soil clays also contain considerable amounts of iron-rich chlorite, smectite, and vermiculite.

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