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Coarseware 6

Name: Coarseware 6 Code: C6
Distinguishing features: Sandy, orange - brown colour with black crystalline inclusions
Colour: Orange - dark red - brown - black. 2.5YR 5/6-8 Texture: Rough Strength: Medium
Hardness: Medium Resistance: Medium Fracture: Rough
Manufacture: Wheel Firing temperature: Low Firing atmosphere: Mixed
Surface treatment: none
Clay matrix: Poorly elutriated
Type Size mm. Colour Mineral % Shape Sorting Note
Crystals <3 Yellowish transparent Quartz 20-25 Angular Poor  
Crystals <2 Black Augite 5-20 Angular Poor  
Particles <3 Orange Grog 1 Sub-round Poor  
Grit <4 Dark red-brown ? 1 Sub-round Poor  
Particles <3 White Lime <1 Sub-angular Poor  
Notes: A very sandy and orange-brown in colour similar to coarseware 1 but with inclusions of black augite.

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