Story: Rock, limestone and clay

Clay plaque

Clay plaque

This plaque was made by potter and geologist Jim Schofield to illustrate the range of colours available from New Zealand clays. It represents the complexity of New Zealand geology, with folded and faulted beds containing different types of fossils.

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Photograph by Simon Nathan

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How to cite this page:

Carl Walrond, 'Rock, limestone and clay - Types of clay', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 April 2024)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 12 Jun 2006