Kaolin Mine Site - SA



DEG: -31.69191 137.177002
DMS: 31º 41' 30.88" S 137º 10' 37.21" E
UTM: 53 J 6491653mN 706336mE
Altitude: 89m


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Woocalla (north of Port Augusta)
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Kaolin (hydrated aluminium silicate, Al2Si2O5(OH)4) is the most important of the industrial clays in terms of both consumption and value. Properties of fine particle size, platy shape, inertness, non-toxicity, and high brightness and whiteness make it a most versatile mineral, with applications in a wide variety of industries. The largest single market, taking ~40% of production, is the paper industry where kaolin is used to fill the spaces between cellulose fibres, and as a coating agent to produce high gloss paper with good printability. Other uses include clay-based ceramics and refractories, white cement, fibreglass, and fillers and extenders in rubber, paint, plastic and adhesives. Numerous minor uses include pesticide and herbicide carriers, zeolite manufacture, catalyst supports, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.

Commercial kaolin resources are found as sedimentary deposits and as weathering or hydrothermal alteration products of rocks containing a high proportion of alumino-silicate minerals.
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Closest Weather Station

Woomera at 23/01:30am CST
Distance from Kaolin Mine Site 69.21km NW
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Closest Climatic Station

Woomera Aerodrome
Distance from Kaolin Mine Site 69.21km NW
Mean Max. °C34.533.730.425.520.617.416.918.922.626.229.832.3
Mean Min. °C19.519.316.813.
Mean Rain mm14.920.213.711.418.616.015.013.514.715.817.114.2

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