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Minnesota Brick Clay

Discarded Bricks embeded in Decorah Shale Clay - found at the ruins of Twin Cities Brick Company, Saint Paul, MN.

Discarded Bricks embeded in Decorah Shale Clay - found at the ruins of Twin Cities Brick Company, Saint Paul, MN.

Acme/Ochs Brick Plant: Mountain of crushed brick for use as temper material.

Acme/Ochs Brick Plant: Mountain of crushed brick for use as temper material.

Acme/Ochs Brick Plant: Primary kaolin blended with local brick clay.

Acme/Ochs Brick Plant: Primary kaolin blended with local brick clay.

Acme/Ochs Brick Plant: Beehive kiln ruins, used throughout the 1800s until the introduction of industrial car kilns.

Acme/Ochs Brick Plant: Beehive kiln ruins, used throughout the 1800s until the introduction of industrial car kilns.

Bricks produced at the Acme/Ochs Plant (L)        Cretaceous clay harvested near the plant (below R) Grog created by mechanically crushing waste brick (top R)

Bricks produced at the Acme/Ochs Plant (L)        Cretaceous clay harvested near the plant (below R)
Grog created by mechanically crushing waste brick (top R)

Line Blends of Springfield, MN brick clay with primary kaolin.

Line Blends of Springfield, MN brick clay with primary kaolin.

Mitch Iburg