It's disappointing what you said earlier about those cliffs in Dover...I was getting ready to book my flight lol! It must also be so disappointing for you how they process the clay in the UK (such a waste of what I guess would be good eating kaolin).<quoted text>
Hi ackee, we do have kaolin companies in the UK but they don't dig it first like in the US so that there are chunks. In the UK they blast it with water and it becomes a slurry of kaolin, water and other pieces of dirt and rocks that are mixed in with the kaolin. Once a company sent me a sample - I was disappointed :-( I think they blast it with water first as a way of accessing the kaolin - as it's mixed with other substances - not pure like in the US. You lucky people in the US with all that pure white dirt lol!!
Even if these chalk cliffs aren't any good for our purposes they sure look good and I love looking at the pictures. Here are some cliffs from another part of England:
This one below has loads of pictures, and talks about clay being there in between the chalk in some instances. If you scroll down you'll see a map which shows an area of clay and I wonder if that is any good?
I have read that Cornwall has lots of kaolin. Have you ever been to the Cornwall area Chalk lover? I was wondering if people can just wander around the cliffs there or wherever the good clay can be found and help themselves to chunks?