White Firing Clays from Western Georgia

  • Gian Paolo BertolottiEmail author
  • David Kuparadze
Ceramics Forum Raw Materials


In Georgia during soviet period ceramic industry didn’t have important developments and also in recent years there aren’t ceramic factories still active in the country. In Western Georgia, some interesting deposits were identified as source for high quality ceramics in the last years. Preliminary prospection made on two clay deposits in Western Georgia and following laboratory tests indicate them as potentially interesting for a future industrial exploitaiton.


Western Georgia white firing clays kaolinitic clay deposits high quality ceramics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ceramin ConsultingItaly
  2. 2.Caucasian Institute of Mineral Resources, Tbilisi State UniversityGeorgia

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