|BIBLIOGRAPHY ON THE DISTRIBUTION,
PROPERTIES, AND USES OF ZEOLITES FROM SEDIMENTARY DEPOSITS, 1998-2002
By Richard A. Sheppard
This report is preliminary and has not been reviewed for conformity with U.S. Geological Survey editorial standards or with the North American Stratigraphic Code.
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Open-File Report 03-074
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Zeolites were discovered
more than two centuries ago, and about 50 distinct species now have been
recognized. Numerous zeolites also have been synthesized, but most have
no natural counterparts. Zeolites are present in rocks that are diverse
in lithology and age, and they have formed in many different geological
environments. The most common and perhaps best known mode of formation
of zeolites is in the cavities and fractures of igneous
This compilation is an alphabetical listing by author of about 1,400 publications and formal releases, including patents and selected abstracts, from the world literature on the occurrence, properties, and uses of zeolites from sedimentary deposits for the period 1998-2002. Certain bibliographic entries concerning the properties of zeolites from other geologic settings, the properties of certain hydrous sodium silicate minerals, and the results of laboratory syntheses have been included herein because these reports supplement our understanding of natural zeolites in sedimentary environments. Other compilations for publications that were released during 1985-1992, pre-1985, and 1993-1997 are available as U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Reports 93-570-A and B, 94-294-A and B, and 98-370, respectively.
The bibliography is available on a 3.5-inch floppy
diskette. The diskette was
The keywords added to each
bibliographic entry include the zeolite name as well as terms relating
to the fields of geology, properties, and uses. Keywords under geology
are: formation name and age of the host rock, lithology (includes tuff,
sandstone, shale or mudstone, coal, and carbonate), depositional environment
(includes fluviatile, lacustrine, marine, subaerial, soil, and hydrothermal
or geothermal), location (includes country and state), resources, and production.
The keywords under properties are: chemical composition, structure, cell
dimensions, refractive indices, cation exchange, adsorption, isotopes,
heating, synthesis, and modification. Keywords under uses are: agriculture
(includes plant, animal, and aquaculture), rad (radioactive) waste, pollution,
energy, building materials, paper manufacturing, beneficiation, and health.
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