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Panorama Carluddon Clay Tip

Panorama Carluddon Clay Tip

The landscape affected by China clay mining. For the production of 1 ton Kaolin there is 9 tons of waste. This waste was put her and formed this giant (waste) tip.

Kaolinite is a clay mineral, part of the group of industrial minerals, with the chemical composition Al2Si2O5(OH)4. It is a layered silicate mineral, with one tetrahedral sheet linked through oxygen atoms to one octahedral sheet of alumina octahedra. Rocks that are rich in kaolinite are known as Kaolin or China clay.

The name is derived from Kao-ling (Chinese: 高岭/高嶺; pinyin: Gaoling), a village near Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China.The name entered English in 1727 from the French version of the word: "kaolin", following Francois Xavier d'Entrecolles's reports from Jingdezhen.

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  • Uploaded on July 2, 2012
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    by Erik van den Ham