Mineral Name

Kaolinite

Chemical Formula

Al2Si2O5(OH)4

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Color

white

Class

Article

Luster

dull, earthy

Diaphaneity

opaque

Hardness

2-2.5

Cleavage

1 direction: {001} perfect

Fracture

clay-like fractures

Density

2.6

Crystal Shape

usually in clay-like masses, either compact or friable

Crystal System

Triclinic

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