vermiculite was loaded here and taken to the exfoliation site.
vermiculite is a non-fibrous, platy, weathered mica mineral type used in many commercial and consumer applications.
vermiculite was used as insulation in houses as well as many other products.
vermiculite is also naturally occurring in this area.
Originally, the vermiculite was dumped on the floor of the plant.
It was one of the highest volume vermiculite processors in the nation.
British Dictionary definitions for vermiculite
any of a group of micaceous minerals consisting mainly of hydrated silicate of magnesium, aluminium, and iron: on heating they expand and exfoliate and in this form are used in heat and sound insulation, fireproofing, and as a bedding medium for young plants