Re: CofG PS-2 2-Bay Covered Hoppers (Revisited)

Eric Neubauer <eaneubauer@...>

Actually, much of the kaolin for coating paper was used in New Engand and the northern Midwest. The central Georgia region was the primary source.

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In the Southeast, a lot of kaolin was used in papermaking. My understanding is that kaolin is what gives paper that smooth finish, as opposed to newsprint, etc.

Scott Haycock
Modeling Tarheel country in the Land of Enchantm

I am not a C of G modeler but have found this thread most informative.  Since I didn't know what kaolin was, nor what it could be used for, I had to resort to Google as my friend.   So now I know it is most commonly found in the US in Georgia and is used most often in the production of white china.

Later,  Dave Sarther

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