Illite



[il-ahyt] /ˈɪl aɪt/

noun
1.
any of a group of clay minerals, hydrous potassium aluminosilicates, characterized by a three-layer micalike structure and a gray, light green, or yellowish-brown color.
/ˈɪlaɪt/
noun
1.
a clay mineral of the mica group, found in shales and mudstones. Crystal structure: monoclinic. Formula: K1–1.5Al4(Si6.5–7Al1–1.5O20)(OH)4

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