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A mineral containing manganese oxide with cobalt oxide (2-20%). Asbolite was used in China to produce a medium blue color in glazes.

Synonyms and Related Terms

asbolita (Esp.)

Physical and Chemical Properties

Composition (Co,Ni)O-2MnO2-4H2O

Resources and Citations

  • Henry Hodges, Artifacts: An Introduction to Early Materials and Technology, Ronald P. Frye, Kingston, Canada, 1988
  • Robert Fournier, Illustrated Dictionary of Practical Pottery, Chilton Book Company, Radnor, PA, 1992

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