Sacalum, Yucatán: A Pre-Hispanic and Contemporary Source of Attapulgite
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A survey of a cenote in Sacalum and the Chilam Balam of Chumayel suggests strongly that Sacalum, Ticul, and probably Tixtohilcheen have been a source of the mineral attapulgite used variously in the manufacture of Maya Blue, for medicinal purposes, and as a pottery temper.
Attapulgite, Sacalum, Yucatán
American Antiquity, Vol. 34, no. 2 (1969-04-01).
Folan, W. J., "Sacalum, Yucatán: A Pre-Hispanic and Contemporary Source of Attapulgite" (1969). KIP Articles. 4614.