A RAPID METHOD FOR THIN-SECTIONING CLAYS

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SUMMARY

Thin-sections of clays can be produced very rapidly and without impregnating by smoothing a face on dry glass plates, mounting the chip on “Araldite” adhesive and finally washing off the clay. A thin film of clay is preserved with larger mineral grains held firmly in place. This is suitable for wet staining techniques or for covering with Canada balsam.

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