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Coarse creamware 2 fabric

Name: Coarse Creamware 2 Code: CC2
Distinguishing features: Cream colour with black and green crystalline inclusions and ?shale inclusions
Colour: Cream - pinkish buff. 7.5YR 7/4 Texture: Rough Strength: Medium
Hardness: Medium-soft Resistance: Medium-low Fracture: Rough
Manufacture: Wheel Firing temperature: Medium low Firing atmosphere: Oxidizing
Surface treatment: none
Clay matrix: Medium elutriated
Type Size mm. Colour Mineral % Shape Sorting Note
Crystals <3 Transparent Sanidine 5-10% Angular Poor  
Grit <4 Pink-dark red-black Shale? / grog 5-15% Sub-angular Poor  
Crystals <2 Black Augite 10% Angular Poor  
Crystals <2 Dark green Augite 1% Angular Poor  
Particles <2 White Lime 1% Angular Poor  
Platelets <6 Silvery Mica <1% Platelet Poor  
Notes: Quantities of transparent crystal and grit inclusions were variable.

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