The mineralogical, physical and chemical characteristics of a clay deposit near Davoli are discussed and related to minerogenesis. The material is composed of a chlorite-sericite clayey fraction plus quartz and sodium feldspar. X-ray diffraction, thermal analysis, microprobe analysis and firing tests in gradient kilns were used to detect about the properties and a possible use of this clay as a ceramic raw material. High temperature products such as mullite and spinel were revealed by X-ray powder diffraction (XRPD) technique. -Authors
Mineralogical characterization of sericite-chlorite clays from Davoli (Calabria, south Italy): a proposal for ceramic products / Bertolani, M.; Gualtieri, A.; David, M. G.. - In: MINERALOGICA ET PETROGRAPHICA ACTA. - ISSN 0540-1437. - 35:(1993), pp. 111-119.