Purbeck Ball Clay

Purbeck Ball Clay is a concentration of ball clay found on the Isle of Purbeck in the English county of Dorset.

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Geography Of Dorset - Natural Resources - Purbeck Ball Clay
... Purbeck ball clay is composed of kaolinite, mica and quartz ... found today on the northern half of the Isle of Purbeck, to the north of the Purbeck Hills, and is used in the production of fine pottery ...
Purbeck Ball Clay - Usage
... Ball clays are used in making everyday articles including wall and floor tiles, wash basins, toilet bowls, plates, cups and saucers, linoleum ... the vitreous china sanitaryware industry, modern sanitation would have been impossible, Without Ball Clays to bind refractory materials, a whole host of ... Without powdered clay, many forms of animal food - and hence milk and meat and eggs in the past- would have been more expensive, and many types of fertiliser ...
Blue Pool
... Blue Pool is a flooded, disused clay pit where Purbeck Ball Clay was once extracted ... of heath woodland and gorse near Furzebrook on the Isle of Purbeck, in the county of Dorset, south England ... Purbeck Ball Clay was dug from the pit from the mid 17th century to the early 20th century ...

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