Kaolinite Photos     
Cochise College               
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Roger Weller, geology instructor

wellerr@cochise.edu    copyright 2010-R.Weller

Kaolinite is Al2Si2O5(OH)4
Kaolinite is a very common clay mineral.  Its composition is a hydrous aluminum
silicate.  It is primarily used for making china and pottery.  However, kaolinite (also
known as kaolin) when mixed with the thickener, pectin, is known as Kaopectate.


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