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A clay pit is an open mine for the extraction of clay, which is generally used for manufacturing bricks. The El Chino Mine located near Silver City, New Mexico is an open-pit copper mine Mining is the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the earth, usually (but not always) from an ore body, vein, or (coal) seam. ... Clay is a generic term for an aggregate of hydrous silicate particles less than 4 μm (micrometres) in diameter. ... A weathered brick wall. ...


The brick factory is often located alongside the clay pit to reduce the transport costs of the raw material. material is the substance or matter from which something is or can be made, or also items needed for doing or creating something. ...


Former claypits are sometimes filled with water and used for recreational purposes such as sailing and scuba diving. Wooden sailing boat Sailing is motion across a body of water in a sailing ship, or smaller boat, powered by wind. ... Early ideas of autonomous under-water systems appear in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Scuba diving is the use of independent breathing equipment to stay underwater for long periods of time for recreational diving and professional diving. ...


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Clay - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (520 words)
Clay is a term used to describe a group of hydrous aluminium phyllosilicates minerals (see clay minerals), that are typically less than 2 μm (micrometres) in diameter.
Clays are distinguished from other small particles present in soils such as silt by their small size, flake or layered shape, affinity for water and high plasticity index.
Clays sintered in fire were the first ceramic, and remain one of the cheapest to produce and most widely used materials even in the present day.
Clay pit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (135 words)
A clay pit is an open mine for the extraction of clay, which is generally used for manufacturing pottery or bricks.
The brick factory is often located alongside the clay pit to reduce the transport costs of the raw material.
The Eden Project, near St Austell, Cornwall, UK is a major developement of a former china clay pit for educational and environmental purposes.
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