Definition of kaolinite in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkeɪəlɪnʌɪt/


[mass noun]
A white or grey clay mineral which is the chief constituent of kaolin.
Example sentences
  • In this case the surrounding sediment matrix is dominated by detrital quartz and illite along with various other clay minerals (e.g. kaolinite and chlorite).
  • Vein minerals are barite, calcite, chalcopyrite, kaolinite, pyrite, sphalerite, and wurtzite.
  • These include clay minerals such as kaolinite and talc, micas, montmorillonites, and the remainder of the asbestos minerals including chrysotile (white asbestos).

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