kaolinite


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ka·o·lin·ite

 (kā′ə-lĭ-nīt′)
n.
A mineral, Al2Si2O5(OH)4, that is the principal constituent of kaolin.

ka′o·lin·it′ic (-lĭ-nĭt′ĭk) adj.

kaolinite

(ˈkeɪəlɪˌnaɪt)
n
(Minerals) a white or grey clay mineral consisting of hydrated aluminium silicate in triclinic crystalline form, the main constituent of kaolin. Formula: Al2Si2O5(OH)4

ka•o•lin•ite

(ˈkeɪ ə ləˌnaɪt)

n.
a mineral, hydrated aluminum disilicate, Al2Si2O5(OH)4, the most common constituent of kaolin.
[1865–70]

ka·o·lin·ite

(kā′ə-lĭ-nīt′)
An aluminum-rich silicate mineral that is the main component of kaolin.
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Noun1.kaolinite - a mineral consisting of aluminum silicate; main source of kaolin
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
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In order to prepare an enamel work, select copper receptacles are covered in kaolinite [clay mineral] and baked three times.
Another example is the Eden Project in Cornwall, England: What was once a Kaolinite pit became a massive greenhouse complex touted as the largest indoor rainforest in the world.
In this last group of minerals, the presence of kaolinite as a major phase is emphasized; the transformation of this phase will give some specific characteristics to the ceramic as a function of firing temperature (19, 20).
They related this behaviour to scanning electron microscopy (SEM) observations showing that when the percentage of smectite exceeded 35%, smectite was present at the contact points between the groups of kaolinite particles and dominated the behaviour of the mixtures due to the higher flexibility and deformability of its particles.
S-10La(E)###Quartz,###S-10La(W)###Quartz, Fragments of Kaolinite,
For Lumshiwal Formation, both physical and chemical compaction, authigenic mineralization, cementation, and late stage dissolution are commonly observed, that included calcite, ferroan dolomite, kaolinite, illite and quartz overgrowth cements.
Bentonite and kaolinite clay (or kaolin) on the other hand, are members of phillosilicates.
It is made of clay, kaolinite, quartz sand, and feldspar.
The investigated topsoils consist mainly of quartz, the aluminosilicates kaolinite, illite, chlorites and muscovite, the carbonates calcite, dolomite and ankerite, the sulphate gypsum and native sulphur (Fig.
FESEM photographs showed that kaolinite in Chang 7 reservoir often filled in the porosity with booklet shapes (as shown in Figure 1a); chlorite was usually distributed on the surfaces of particles with leaf shapes (Figure 1b) and the form of the illite and the illitesmectite mixed layer were flocculent structure (Figure 1c and Figure 1d).
Exploration efforts will be focused upon four principal minerals: kaolinite sand, calcareous shale, lead, and zinc.