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- n. Alternative spelling of kaolin.
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- n. a fine usually white clay formed by the weathering of aluminous minerals (as feldspar); used in ceramics and as an absorbent and as a filler (e.g., in paper)
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Gezephi Ntshanyase kneels in the dirt as she hacks off lumps of kaoline with a primitive hoe, all the while keeping a watchful eye on the crumbling rock face above.
They say the women there will be trained to make pottery from a more sophisticated kaoline mine due to be opened soon nearby.
"It is the only job - there is no other work," Ntshanyase said as she tossed the kaoline - a claylike substance used to make porcelain - into a canvas bag.
The processed kaoline is sold to porcelain factories in Durban.
Ntshanyase is one of more than 100 women who informally mine kaoline at Ndwedwe, which lies in rolling green hills about 50 kilometers (30 miles) north of the eastern port of Durban.
The _Press_ announced it; "The Marquis de Mores believes he has discovered kaoline, a clay from which the finest pottery is made, near the town of Medora."