A porous carbon has been prepared by template method using a natural clay mineral as template and furfuralcohol as carbon source. X-ray diffraction (XRD), nitrogen adsorption and scanning electric microscope (SEM) are used to investigate the composition, structure of pore and micro morphology of the samples. XRD analysis indicates that the templated carbon is amorphous. Nitrogen adsorption analysis indicates that the carbon is a microporous and mesoporous material. The specific surface area of the carbon is 302m2/g, and the external surface area is 158m2/g. The mesoporosity of the carbon is as high as 58.7%. SEM investigation indicates that the carbon has a squamiform shape.