Kathy Forer on wed 18 aug 04
Aha, so that clay has some promise, after all. Thank you, all who=20
answered about cleaning and digging clay.
The iMapNJGeology viewer was very interesting and showed that the creek=20=
is: "Krbsh, Sandy Hook Member, quartz sand, fine-grained, clayey,=20
micaceous," which seems to make sense. Anything but hummus.
It seems the two basic approaches are to filter and clean or to dig=20
down deeper. It's very telling that half the clay bits I pick up easily=20=
crumble, not very plastic, though maybe 20% are solid lumps.
My creek is probably just a charmingly named "secondary" clay source. I=20=
have dug this stuff before and it seems hard as rock. The benefit is=20
that we're twenty feet above water on a 75 degree slope and it's been=20
solid and stable since at least colonial times, and back to=20
The light blue color of the clay is very intriguing and I'm curious to=20=
follow Pamela and Bruce's suggestions to see if I can at least get a=20
slip. Eventually then at some point, a post hole-digger to find out=20
just what "Krbsh" really is.
on "Clayey" Pit Creek
Logan Oplinger on thu 19 aug 04
On Wed, 18 Aug 2004 15:39:49 -0400, Kathy Forer wrote:
>Aha, so that clay has some promise, after all. Thank you, all who
>answered about cleaning and digging clay.
>The iMapNJGeology viewer was very interesting and showed that the creek
>is: "Krbsh, Sandy Hook Member, quartz sand, fine-grained, clayey,
>micaceous," which seems to make sense. Anything but hummus.
You say "Anything but hummus." I would have to disagree! Clay
with 'hummus' would certainly make it a lot more "palatable", at least to
us humans. &;^) Not to long ago there was a thread going on Clayart about
Humus, on the other hand, would be eagerly devoured by the plants in your
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Lat.: 13=B0 30', N. Long.: 144=B0 40', East.