Sunday, September 7, 2008

Old Bentonite Clay Pits in the Hills of Eastern Itawamba County

Bentonite clay mining took place in southeastern Itawamba County during the 1950's. Picture above are the remains of one such operation in the hills of the Turon community. Calcium-based bentonite, found chiefly in the southern United States, is especially suited for use in foundry and agricultural applications.

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