A fine, soft white clay, resulting from the natural decomposition of other clays or feldspar. It is used for making porcelain and china, as a filler in paper and textiles, and in medicinal absorbents. Chances are that you come in contact with something connected to kaolin every day - paper, china, paints, adhesives, medicines, cosmetics. Before rich veins of this mineral were discovered and mined in Brazil, Washington County, GA claimed the name, "Kaolin Capital Of The World". Since 1964, the community of Washington County has celebrated its mining heritage with their annual week-long Kaolin Festival. The festival ends with a parade through that is always held on the second Saturday in October.