Clay Craft

Monday, May 30, 2005

Quebec Orange Shino

Quebec Orange Shino

Quebec Orange Shino

Nepheline/Syenite 78
Lithium Carbonate 4
Kaolin 5
Ball Clay 9
Silica 4
Total 100

Bentonite 3
QIT Red Dust 1.2

I filled the cracks (crazing) with ink.

QIT stands for Quebec Iron and Titanium. QIT owns an ilmenite mine in northeastern Quebec.

The ore is shipped to Tracy where it is processed into titanium dioxide slags, iron, steel billets

and steel autoparts. This dust comes from the dust collecting system of the steelmelting department

and has the following general formula:

FE2O3 85%

SIO2 5.0%

CAO 5.0%

MGO 1.0%

ZNO 2.0%


TOTAL 100%

It was 170 mesh sieved.

A theoritical substitution is as follows for each 1% of the stuff :

Red Iron Oxide 0.820

Silica 0.050

Whiting 0.060

Dolomite 0.050

Zinc oxide 0.020

Total 1.000

"Ils sont fous ces quebecois"
"They are insane these quebekers"
"Est´┐Żn locos estos quebequeses"
Edouard Bastarache
Irreductible Quebecois
Indomitable Quebeker