• Kaolinite - Wikipedia

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaolinite Kaolinite (/ ˈ k eɪ ə l ɪ n aɪ t /) is a clay mineral, part of the group of industrial minerals with the chemical composition Al 2 Si 2 O 5 4.It is a layered silicate mineral, with one tetrahedral sheet of silica (SiO 4) linked through oxygen atoms to one octahedral sheet of alumina (AlO 6) octahedra. Rocks that are rich in kaolinite are known as kaolin / ˈ k eɪ ə l ɪ n / or china clay.
  • Kaolinite: The clay mineral kaolinite information and pictures

    www.minerals.net/mineral/kaolinite.aspx Kaolinite is a clay mineral, with a soft consistency and earthy texture. It is easily broken and can be molded or shaped, especially when wet. Kaolinite is a lackluster and uninteresting mineral on its own, but it occasionally forms interesting pseudomorphs, especially after feldspars. It is also a common accessory to other minerals, including gem crystals in decomposing feldspar pegmatites.
  • Kaolinite | mineral | Britannica

    www.britannica.com/science/kaolinite Kaolinite, group of common clay minerals that are hydrous aluminum silicates; they comprise the principal ingredients of kaolin (china clay). The group includes kaolinite and its rarer forms, dickite and nacrite, halloysite, and allophane, which are chemically similar to kaolinite but amorphous.
  • Kaolinite | Definition of Kaolinite at Dictionary.com

    www.dictionary.com/browse/kaolinite Kaolinite definition, a very common mineral, hydrated aluminum disilicate, Al2Si2O5(OH)4, formed by the alteration of other minerals, especially feldspar: the most common constituent of kaolin. See more.
  • Kaolinite | Definition of Kaolinite by Merriam-Webster

    www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kaolinite Kaolinite definition is - a white mineral consisting of a hydrous silicate of aluminum that constitutes the principal mineral in kaolin.
  • Kaolinite | Minerals Education Coalition

    mineralseducationcoalition.org/minerals-database/kaolinite Kaolinite. Kaolinite is a layered silicate clay mineral which forms from the chemical weathering of feldspar or other aluminum silicate minerals.
  • Kaolinite - an overview | ScienceDirect Topics

    www.sciencedirect.com/topics/earth-and-planetary-sciences/kaolinite Kaolinite. Kaolinite is a mineral forming in a context of strong hydrolysis of silicate from the continental crust under tropical, annually humid conditions, while smectite are formed in context of moderate hydrolysis of silicates from the continental crust, under temperate or semi-arid conditions (Chamley, 1989).
  • Kaolinite – Virtual Museum of Molecules and Minerals

    virtual-museum.soils.wisc.edu/display/kaolinite Kaolinite. Kaolinite is a common 1:1 dioctahedral phyllosilicate (clay) mineral found in soils across the world, particularly in highly-weathered environments, as well as scattered monomineralic deposits that are mined for industry.
  • Kaolinite: Mineral information, data and localities.

    www.mindat.org/min-2156.html Mineral used in pre-historic times. Presumably the most important mineral in clay used in pre-historic pottery. The photo ...
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