Saturday, 18 October 2008

Mt. Gaolin

Mt Gaolin is the place where Kaolin was first found, named ,and used for any sort of pottery.  It is an ingredient that is commonly used around by potters around the world today.  Back in the day it was looked at as a trade secret.  It is also one of the key ingredients in chinese porcelain.  This is a picture of an old hammer mill busting up kaolin to be put into buckets and hiked (6 miles) into town.
One of the walkways at the park like area where we saw a bunch of old kiln sites and stuff.
The clearest water I have seen in China was here.  It reminded me of home so I sat a while and listened.  The reason for the location of the village is this water source.
There were shards everywhere.

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