Attapulgite historical marker

Collection:
Georgia Historical Markers
Title:
Attapulgite historical marker
Creator:
Seibert, David
Date of Original:
1996/2014
Subject:
Historical markers--Georgia--Decatur County
Fuller's earth--Georgia
Location:
United States, Georgia, Decatur County, Attapulgus, 30.7490815, -84.4837999
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Location: Off Englehard Way, Attapulgus
Text of marker: "ATTAPULGITE. There are many types of Fullers Earth clay. Attapulgite is a unique type, found in the USA only in Decatur County, GA and Gadsden County FL. It is also found in Spain, Russia , and China. The unique nature of Attapulgite is, when mixed with fresh or salt water, it forms a gel. With new processes of refining oil, this is no longer a major use. Other uses have been developed in cosmetics, paint, medicine, dry wall taping, and oil drilling. All processing of the clay was moved to Quincy, FL in 1998. Some mining is still being done in the area. Erected by Friends of Attapulgus High School in 2008"
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_attapulgite
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ghm_attapulgite
Rights Holder:
Please contact markers@davidseibert.com about commercial reproduction and use
Holding Institution:
Digital Library of Georgia
Rights:

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