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3C White Ball Clay

PR#3 C, High lignite white burning ball clay

OxideAnalysisFormula
CaO0.64%0.050
MgO0.58%0.062
K2O1.20%0.055
Na2O0.05%0.004
P2O50.15%0.005
TiO20.98%0.053
Al2O323.50%1.000
SiO255.10%3.979
Fe2O31.20%0.033
MnO0.01%0.001
LOI16.40
Oxide Weight362.03
Formula Weight433.06
If this formula is not unified correctly please contact us.

Very white burning high coal ball clay mined at Ravenscrag, Sask.


Plainsman 3C Ball Clay fired bars

Plainsman 3C Ball Clay fired bars

Cone 10 reduction (top), cone 11 down to 6 oxidation below. This is their whitest burning clay.

Plainsman 3C Ball Clay fired bars

Ravenscrag Saskatchewan clays fired at cone 10R (top) and at cone 10R with glaze (bottom): A1, A2, A3, 3B, 3C, 3D. The bottom row has also shows solubles salts (SOLU test).

Mel Noble at Plainsman Clay's Ravenscrag, Saskatchewan quarry

Mel Noble at Plainsman Clay's Ravenscrag, Saskatchewan quarry

Plainsman extracts 6 different sedimentary clays from this quarry (Mel knows where the layers separate). The dried test bars on the right show them (top to bottom). The range of properties exhibited is astounding. The top-most layer is the most plastic and has the most iron concretion particles (used in our most speckled reduction bodies). The bottom one is the least plastic and most silty (the base for Ravenscrag Slip). The middle two are complete buff stonewares made by mother nature (e.g. M340 and H550). A2, the second one down, is a ball clay (similar to commercial products like OM#4, Bell). A2 is refractory and the base for Plainsman Fireclay. The second from the bottom fires the whitest and is the most refractory (it is the base for H441G).

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By Tony Hansen

XML for Import into INSIGHT

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