Chapter 18. Andalusite—The Hillsborough Deposit

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. Ron Stowers

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314340.ch18

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 95th Annual Meeting and the 1993 Fall Meeting of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares/Manufacturing: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 15, Issue 1

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 95th Annual Meeting and the 1993 Fall Meeting of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares/Manufacturing: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 15, Issue 1

How to Cite

Stowers, R. (1994) Andalusite—The Hillsborough Deposit, in A Collection of Papers Presented at the 95th Annual Meeting and the 1993 Fall Meeting of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares/Manufacturing: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 15, Issue 1 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470314340.ch18

Author Information

  1. Resco Products, Inc. Greensboro, NC 27417

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1994

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375297

Online ISBN: 9780470314340

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Keywords:

  • andalusite;
  • beneficiation;
  • suing;
  • hillsborough;
  • chemical formula

Summary

This paper gives a description of andalusite along with its occurrences, properties, and applications. South African andalusite is compared to U.S. andalusite in beneficiation and sting. The history of pyrophyllite mining in North Carolina builds the foundation for mining the Hillsborough deposit. Finally, the operation of the Piedmont Minerals facility in Hillsborough, NC, is described and applications for the refractory and whiteware grades of products are listed.