Clay mineral evolution

@article{Hazen2013ClayME,
  title={Clay mineral evolution},
  author={R. Hazen and D. Sverjensky and D. Azzolini and D. Bish and Stephen C. Elmore and L. Hinnov and R. Milliken},
  journal={American Mineralogist},
  year={2013},
  volume={98},
  pages={2007 - 2029}
}
Abstract Changes in the mechanisms of formation and global distribution of phyllosilicate clay minerals through 4.567 Ga of planetary evolution in our solar system reflect evolving tectonic, geochemical, and biological processes. Clay minerals were absent prior to planetesimal formation ~4.6 billion years ago but today are abundant in all near-surface Earth environments. New clay mineral species and modes of clay mineral paragenesis occurred as a consequence of major events in Earth’s evolution… Expand

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