CMS Special Publications
These items may be purchased online (https://cms.clays.org/publications.html)
issue (2001) $45.00
This issue describes
a variety of baseline studies of The Clay Minerals Society Source Clays and
should be an invaluable reference for anyone using these clays. Individual
copies of this issue are available at a cost of US $45 (including mailing
(D. Bain, ed., P. M. Costanzo and S. Guggenheim, guest eds.)
Clays and Clay Minerals¨, volume 49,
Special Zeolite Issue (1981) $25.00 (F. A. Mumpton, ed.) Clays and Clay Minerals, volume 29, No. 5
Special Zeolite Issue II (2003) $45.00 (D. C. Bain, ed., D. L. Bish, guest ed.) Clays and Clay Minerals¨, volume
The first six issues in this issue are based on some of the papers
presented at the 6th International Conference on the Occurrence, Properties
and Utilization of Natural Zeolites (ZEOLITE '02) held at the Aristotle
University of Thessaloniki, Greece, from June 3-7 2002. The scope of the
conference was the presentation and discussion of the current developments
and future perspectives of the science and technology of natural zeolites.
Other recent back issues of Clays and Clay Minerals¨
are available through the CMS Office for $45 each or $265 per volume (six issues).
Kaolin Genesis and Utilization (1993) $30.00
(H. H. Murray, W. M. Bundy, & C. C. Harvey, eds.) ISBN 1-881208-05-2, 341
The editors have a combined experience in kaolin exploration, resource
evaluation, and applications which exceeds 100 years. A series of contributed
papers which covers the structure of the kaolins, their genesis and
utilization, with case histories and research studies of kaolins from
the U.S., U.K., Europe, China, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. Cloth.
"... a good job of describing a surprising array of kaolins and
how variations impact their utilization." Garwin R. Powers, review
in Journal of Sedimentary Research.
"... well worth the price... to the serious kaolin researcher
or to a student of clay mineralogy, as well as to an individual who
has only recently discovered kaolin minerals." G. A. Austin, review
in Economic Geology.
Proceedings of the International Clay Conference 1985 $25.00
L. G. Schultz, H. van Olphen, and F. A. Mumpton, editors. ISBN 1-881208-00-1.
Clothbound. Formerly $66.00
Abstracts for CMS annual meetings are available from 1980 through
the present, excluding 1992 (specify year). $20.00
CMS News Back Issues. ($3.00/issue)The lively newsletter of The Clay Minerals Society, containing interviews,
commentary, letters, humor, and retrospectives, as well as information
about Society activities and related meetings. Interviews include S.
W. Bailey, D. L. Bish, L. M. Coyne, V. A. Drits, J. J. Fripiat, M. L.
Jackson, R. C. Jones, M. M. Mortland, L. Pauling, D. R. Pevear, R. C.
Reynolds, Jr., J. Srodon, K. M. Towe, C. E. Weaver, J. L. White, M. J.
CMS Videos and Slide Sets
Mica Polytype Slide Set. Prepared by A. C. Rule for the CMS . $23.00
Crystallography Slide Set, Symmetry Drawings of the Seventeen
Plane Groups. Prepared by A. C. Rule for the CMS . $40.00
CD Series 1 Clay Mineralogy: An
Introductory Course $10.00 (June 2006)
the first in a new multimedia series of educational materials to be
sponsored by The Clay Minerals Society. The CD contains material
used to support a graduate-level course on clay minerals taught by
Professor Ray Ferrell at Louisiana State University. The content is
presented in six modules that cover basic mineralogy and
classification; geologic origin; aqueous solubility and ion
exchange; waste isolation and fluid flow; and X-ray powder
diffraction methods for the identification and quantification of
clay mineral assemblages. This is not a CD version of a standard
textbook. It is a unique compilation of explanatory text, narrated
slide shows, computer applications for the XRD analysis of clay
minerals, links to selected web sites, and copies of required
readings. The pedagogical approach challenges the reader to
recognize the general principles of clay mineralogy presented in the
selected readings rather than simply reading a literature summary in
a textbook-style chapter. The author provides some hints for
interpretation, but this approach works best when two or more
individuals are able to discuss the readings.
objectives of this presentation are to foster a greater
understanding of clay mineral reactions in the environment and the
processes controlling their geologic distribution and industrial
utilization. It produces an increased awareness of the relationship
between structural/chemical characteristics of the diverse clay
minerals present in rocks, soils and sediments and their physical
and chemical properties. The lessons to be learned are useful in
diverse fields of scientific and technical investigation. One point
of emphasis is that clay mineral names are mostly applied at the
“family” level. Thus smectite represents materials with a wide range
of chemical variability and physical characteristics. Smectite,
kaolin, chlorite or illite, are terms that are more like plagioclase
rather than names for well-defined mineral species. Within each
family, chemical and structural varieties may have considerably
different properties. One illite is not identical to all other
organizations contributed copyrighted material freely to the
production of this CD. It is available from the Clay Minerals
Society Office. Please use the online order form.