Ceramic Raw Materials

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Manganese carbonate

Manganese carbonate supplies MnO. Used to create metallic, black, brown, or purple/plum glazes. Decomposes on heating to MnO2 and CO2; must be fired above 1080

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Magnesium carbonate

Natural magnesium carbonate – the mineral Magnesite, MgCO3 – is formed by precipitation from sea water, or by hydrothermal alteration of dolomite. Light magnesium carbonate

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Lithium Carbonate

Lithium carbonate supplies Li2O. Relatively pure source of lithium in glazes. Theoretical formula Li2CO3 (40.4% Li2O); most supplies are over 99% pure. Manufactured in the

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Iron Oxide

Iron compounds are the most common coloring agent in ceramics as a colorant. On one hand, they are nuisance impurities where they stain an otherwise

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Ilmenite supplies Fe2O3 and TiO2. A natural source of titanium and iron, available in either powdered or granular form. Powdered ilmenite may be used as

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Grolleg Kaolin

Grolleg (English china clay) supplies SiO2, Al2O3, Fe2O3, and small amounts of several fluxes. A primary (residual) kaolin formed by the action of hydrothermal vapors

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Grog is a coarse material that supplies SiO2 and Al2O3. Grog is a term used in ceramics to describe crushed brick (or other fired ceramic)

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Gerstley Borate

Gerstley borate is also referred to as Calcium borate, it supplies B2O3, CaO, other fluxes, SiO2, and Al2O3. Gerstley borate is a calcium borate ore

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Fluorspar supplies CaO. Fluorspar has a theoretical composition of CaF2. It is produced by the metamorphosis of limestone and dolomite by fluorine-rich gases. Manufactured in

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