Chemical Weathering of Feldspar to Clay

Center for Earth and Space Science Education at TERC Jennifer Loomis

This site features a short animation that shows the evolution of an unaltered feldspar crystal to a clay as a result of progressive chemical weathering. The animation can be paused and rewound to emphasize important points associated with the content. As the clip rolls, captions explain what viewers are observing.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy, Sedimentary Geology:Weathering
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Sedimentary Geology, Mineralogy