In the region of Monte Kaolino, Kaolinite was mined since 1901. Kaolinite is a base mineral then mainly used in the production of porcelain but nowadays more so in the paper industry. When separating the Kaolinite, the residu was fine quartz sand. This was piled up in a slag heap. The mountain has stopped growing and is now 110m high and composed of about 35 million tons of quartz sand. It is used for summer sand skiing. Monte Kaolino is also home to the Sandboarding World Championships.