Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Clay ... Bill Clay ...

The destruction of the old Cony High School across the street from my house has exposed gazillion cubic yards of glacial marine clay and various intermixtures of blue clay, silty clay, clayey silt, sandy clay and clayey silty sand.

Soon a supermarket and parking lot will cover this six acre expanse of wet, sucking, Ice Age deposited glop.

This site is about 1/4 mile east of the Kennebec River at its head of tide and about 120 feet above the river. This is all glacially deposited sediment. This is the first time in over 11,000 years it has been exposed.

My time is short. I must quickly research this glop.

The glop is now being tested for pottery glaze potential.

The blue clay is very good low-fire earthenware clay.

We shall see.

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