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low-yield clay

1. n. []

Native clays that are generally unsuitable for use in a clay-based drilling mud. Low-yield clays are considered to be drill solids, although they may give high values for bentonite-equivalent in a mud according to the methylene blue test.

See: bentoniteclay-water interactionmethylene blue testyield