Possible use of the Sacalum (Yucatan) palygorskite as drilling muds

Alexander Neaman, Arieh Singer

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Palygorskite from the ancient mine of Sacalum, Yucatan, Mexico was mineralogically characterized and its applicability as drilling muds was evaluated. The clay consists of palygorskite with minor illite and iron oxides. The rheological properties of the clay suspensions are suitable for preparing drilling muds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-124
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Clay Science
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Apr 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Attapulgite
  • Drilling muds
  • Industrial applicability
  • Palygorskite
  • Sacalum
  • Yucatan


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