THE KAOLIN BELT
Kaolin is one
of the many industrial minerals mined in Georgia today. The commercially
mineable kaolin deposits are found in a relatively narrow "belt"
the Fall Line. The kaolin mining industry has located its processing
facilities in the communities near the deposits, primarily in the
nine rural counties between Macon and Augusta. Highly technical
equipment and processes are employed to transform the crude kaolin
into high quality products which are marketed around the world for
a wide variety of applications.