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DescriptionKaolinite, Al2Si2O5(OH)4, is an earthy clay silicate. Kaolinite is a secondary mineral resulting from weathering or hydrothermal alteration of alumino-silicates such as feldspars and feldspathoids. It has a hardness of about 1.5-2 and it is named after its locality in Kao-Ling, China.
LocationUSA ▹ North Dakota. Southwest North Dakota.
PhotographerShannon Heinle. 2002-02-11.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #1499.
Key wordskaolinite, clay, silicate
Tech details320 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number2357