When both mineralogy and chemistry are shown on a data sheet

Thursday 14th August 2014

Some material data sheets show both the oxide and mineralogical analyses. Dolomite, for example, is composed of calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate minerals, these can be separated mechanically. Although this material participates in the glaze melt to source the MgO and CaO (which are oxides), it's mineralogy (the calcium and magnesium carbonates) specifically accounts for the unique way it decomposes and melts.

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Dolomite, Analysis, Oxide, Mineralogy, Ceramic Material, Limestone, Calcium Carbonate, Magnesite, Ceramic Minerals Overview, Ceramic Materials Overview

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