Natural zeolites are mined in many countries, including USA, Japan, South Africa, Georgia, Bulgaria, Hungary, China, Cuba, Australia and New Zealand. These mines produce around one million tons per annum of zeolitic tuffs from extensive surface deposits. Their major use is as building stone but there is an increasing interest in uses which employ zeolite cation exchange and gas sorption, in environmental control.

The presence of potentially workable zeolite deposits in Jordan is a comparatively recent discovery (1987) and this book reviews previously published research carried out on tuffs of the Azraq Basin. It combines this with unpublished data to...

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