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Fuller's Earth

Suniland Magazine


Florida is the ranking state in the production of Fuller's Earth, used chiefly in the refining and clarifying of oils, and in a smaller way in the manufacture of pigments, for the detection of coloring matter in certain food products, as a substitute for talcum powder, and as an antidote for alkaloid poisoning. Fuller's Earth is produced in only two counties of Florida, Gadsen and Manatee, the former county accounting for 75 per cent of the supply of this product mined in the United States.

Excerpt from: Agassiz, Garnault. "Florida in Tomorrow's Sun."
Suniland, Nov. 1925, Vol.3, No.2., Pgs. 37-45; 88-94; 113-133


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