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KAOLIN GEOLOGY IN MIDDLE GEORGIA

TRANSPORTATION AND DEPOSITION OF SEDIMENTS

50-65 million years ago

Washed into rivers and streams, the weathered clays and sands of the Piedmont were transported and deposited in swamps, marshes and lagoons near and along the coastline of the ancient sea. Iron and titanium oxides were often deposited along with the kaolin, contaminating and making much of the kaolin unusable for commercial applications.



 

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