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n.1.The process by which feldspar is changed into kaolin.
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Drilling confirms mineralization is associated with abundant narrow quartz vein arrays, sulphides, silicification and local kaolinization.
Kaolinization of the feldspar has also occurred in the oxidized beds, although it primarily involved the plagioclase.
Fiore, "Interstratified Kaolinite-Smectite: Nature of the Layers and Mechanism of Smectite Kaolinization," American Mineralogist 91(1), 159-170 (2006).