By Haydn H. Murray

This booklet on utilized Clay Mineralogy is complete. It covers the constitution, composition, and actual and chemical homes of kaolinite, halloysite, ball clays; bentonites together with sodium montmorillonite, calcium montmorillonite, and hectorite; and palygorskite and sepiolite. there's additionally a brief bankruptcy on universal clays that are used for making structural clay items and light-weight combination. the positioning and geology of the most important clay deposits which are advertised around the world and domestically contain kaolins from the U.S., Southwest England, Brazil, and the Czech Republic in addition to halloysite from New Zealand and ball clays from the united states, England, Germany, and Ukraine. Bentonites from the U.S. and Europe are integrated besides palygorskite and sepiolite from the united states, China, Senegal, and Spain. The mining and processing of many of the clays are defined. huge discussions of the numerous purposes of the clays are integrated. The appendices hide the real laboratory checks which are used to spot and evaluation some of the kinds of clay. Many figures are integrated masking electron micrographs, processing movement sheets, stratigraphy, and site maps. * offers the constitution and composition of clay minerals, in addition to their phyisical and chemical houses * Discusses pplications for Kaolin, Bentonite, Palygorskite and Sepiolite * includes appendixes of laboratory exams and techniques, in addition to a try for universal clays

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The original Zettlitz deposit near the village of Sedlec was abandoned in 1962. However, other primary deposits in the area are similar in quality and now are used to supply Zettlitz kaolin primarily to ceramic customers. The annual production of washed kaolin from the Czech Republic is estimated to be 750,000 tons (Wilson, 2002). 5. Indonesia Kaolin is mined on the island of Belitung and Bangka located in the Java Sea north of Jakarta (Fig. 31). The majority of the mining is on Belitung. , 1978).

These kaolins occur as Late Cretaceous and Early Tertiary age lenses and beds which were derived from weathered granites, gneisses, and phyllites on the Piedmont Plateau (Fig. 20). In Late Cretaceous time, the residual weathering products of granites and gneisses were eroded and transported to the coastline located along what is known as the fall line. The fall line is the boundary between the crystalline rocks of the Piedmont Plateau and the Coastal Plain sediments to the southeast (Fig. 20). , 2002).

3. REFRACTORY CLAYS Refractory clays are comprised largely of kaolinite, which are used to make heat-resistant firebricks, insulating bricks, saggers, refractory mortars and mixes, monolithic and castable materials, ramming and airgun mixes, and other heat-resistant products. As resistance to heat is the most essential property, many specifications include references to pyrometric cones which will be discussed in Chapter 5. Refractory clays consist of flint clays, fireclays, and bauxitic clays. The physical characteristics of fireclay vary considerably ranging from those which are soft and plastic to dense flint-like clays.

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