Hutchings, Georgia Kaolin Mine
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Imerys’ kaolin mine in Hutchings, Georgia.
After the kaolin is removed, the land is carefully reclaimed and restored by contouring and grading the surfaces to blend with the surrounding terrain. Reclaimed lands are suitable for a wide variety of uses including agriculture, forest production and wildlife. Kaolin, which is also known as “china clay,” is a white, alumina-silicate used in making paper, plastics, rubber, paints, vinyl wire insulation, printing inks, cosmetics, fiberglass and nylon, auto and truck body components, medicines, ceramics, catalysts for petroleum refining, and extenders for fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides.