Clay Minerals Laboratory Has Busy Month

The Illinois State Geological Survey Clay Mineralogy Laboratory received and processed more than 100 samples in December 2008 for clay mineral analysis. The samples included those that were received for STATEMAP projects, graduate student thesis work, and samples from Sonay Boyraz, a visiting scholar from Turkey. Sonay Boyraz was trained in multiple techniques with clay minerals and x-ray diffraction analysis and met with a number of ISGS personnel to discuss her work.