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KAOLIN GEOLOGY IN MIDDLE GEORGIA

TRANSPORTATION AND DEPOSITION OF SEDIMENTS

Changes in the sea level interrupted the sequence of erosion, transportation and deposition of kaolin from the Piedmont, but the process continued for some 30 to 35 million years. The last invasion of the land by the great sea deposited huge amounts of red and brown sands and clays over the kaolin deposits. These later sediments formed the characteristic red hills of Middle Georgia. They covered many of the kaolin deposits with more than 200 feet of material, rendering these deposits uneconomical to mine. A typical cross-section of Coastal Plains Sediments showing the bedding or layering of the sediments and the position of the kaolin beds.

 

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