08-05. Kaolinite #7.
A mineral with a sense of humor!
Kaolinite geometry lends itself well to some mathematical fun. Maybe a very subjective interpretation of the crystal shape – but in my mind, it fits quite naturally iin paper making production.
The polyhedra chain at the bottom of the image: a kaolin ream of paper. The two central motives: the same ream of paper cut in 8×10 sheets of paper neatly stacked on top of each other.
Credit should go to VESTA artistic side and its very inspiring mineral modeling visualization.
From a resource by Bish and Von Dreele.
08-04. Kaolinite #6.
The Kaolinite crystal has a simple double triangle geometry – or maybe not that simple design-wise if you let symmetry and tessellation take over. Another gift of nature for us to grab if we know where to look.
From a resource by W. Gruner.
08-03. Kaolinite #5.
Kaoline puts me again in an origami state of mind. The vertices arrangement of its geometry and the prominent double triangle may have something to do with it.
08-02. Kaolinite #4.
Two types of kaolinite in one triptych-like view of the crystal structure. Kaolinite crystal is mostly transparent and the color comes from the inclusions.
08-01. Kaolinite #3.
Dream day for a kaolinite.
What’s remarkable about the crystal geometry is that it may be packed and very busy, it always ends being of one piece and comfortable in whatever situation it is in.
From a resource by D.L. Bish.