Clay

Clay

One of the most known in Jordan is Kaolin

Definition and Uses

Kaolin is white, soft, plastic clay mainly composed of the fine grained platy mineral kaolinite; a white hydrous aluminum silicate, Al2Si2O5(OH)4, containing 23.5% alumina, 46.5% silica, and 14% water.

It is used in the manufacturing of white-ware ceramics and in filling and coating of paper. It is also used as filler in paints, rubber, plastics and many other productions.

  • Already 13 Boreholes drilled (Drilling: Core Drilling and Cut Drilling)
  • Two Boreholes were done by Core drilling to access the Physical Characteristics of all deposited layers including oil Shale.
  • 11 Boreholes were done with Cut Drilling to analyses overburden layer.
  • The Results As following:
    • Clay reserve: 185.5 Million tones.
    • Composition: Al2SiO2O5 (OH) 4.
    • Major oxides contents of the kaolin: Al2O3 %, SiO2 %, Fe2O3 %.
    • Hardness: 2-2.5.
    • Density: 2.63-2.65 g/cm3
    • Mineralogy of kaolin deposits: Kaolinite, Quartz, CaCO3.
    • Thickness 3.5 m

Completed Schedule

13 boreholes were drilled in the area indicating the following results:

 

 

(X.R.F) Analysis for some of the drilled boreholes


Exploration works for 20 Boreholes in our area includes the following studies:

  1. Survey Technology (1:5000).
  2. Geology Mapping (1:5000).
  3. VES – Electrical resistivity sounding.
  4. Geophysical studies should be conducted, in order to evaluate raw oil shale and its thickness as well as overburden, and find out the geological composition in the area.
  5. Cut drilling overburden
  6. Core drilling oil Shale
  7. Well logging.
  8. Sampling analysis: Chemical analyses X-ray florescence, X-ray Diffraction and scanning electron microscopy (SEM).
  9. Hydrology and Hydrogeology.
  10. Geology and Mining Engineering.
  11. Resources and Reserves.
  12. Development Business, Development Plan.
  13. EIA and HSSE reports.
  14. Interpretation and Reports.
  • Start of Development Stage and Following Work :

1. Mining Work to start.

2. Mining Work given to PGEi( Govt of Poland) Company

3. Order to Technology Provider for Cement Plant.

  • Main products from 2017 are:

1. Ceramics

2. Paints 

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