Noun(1) a fine usually white clay formed by the weathering of aluminous minerals (as feldspar, e.g., in paper
(1) He limits himself to a few colors, employing the off-white of kaolin and such dark earth tones as red, brown and black in his allover, schematic compositions.(2) Surprisingly, many of these are inorganic minerals; for example talc and kaolin or china clay.(3) In contrast with the white kaolin clay, ndimba cannot be found as such in nature: clumps of black river clay (kala tuma) are burned in an open fire until they turn red.(4) An extensive residue of white kaolin clay pigment is preserved on the exterior surface, which also exhibits extensive striations and wear, apparently the result of the processing and working of the pigment on the dish.(5) Other talc alternatives include slippery elm bark, kaolin clay and bentonite clay.(6) The white kaolin clay has extra fine particles that simultaneously thwart insects and act as an alkaline barrier to fungal spores.(7) They were the first to use kaolin clay for porcelains, so that when thin enough, the walls revealed breathtaking translucency.(8) They also noted that much kaolin is in or near decomposed porphyry bodies that overlie the largest ore shoots in the Leadville Dolomite.(9) A mixture of 33% kaolin and 67% fine sand by dry weight was used to prepare the K33 soil specimen.(10) But the fine, white clay called kaolin was essential.(11) The material has been highly kaolinized , with no original shell material preserved.(12) Some of the feldspars are altered to the pale-greenish or whitish kaolinized and sericitized stage.(13) Many of the feldspars were kaolinised , and most of them contained inclusions of magnetite and augite.(14) Metal concentrations in these kaolinised zones are low relative to surrounding bedrock.(15) No shell material has been found, which in view of the highly kaolinized , tropically weathered nature of the matrix is not surprising.
1. china stone ::
3. terra alba ::
4. porcelain clay ::
5. china clay ::
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