Story: Rock, limestone and clay

Matauri Bay clay pit

Matauri Bay clay pit

The very pure halloysite clay dug at Northland’s Matauri Bay is exceptionally white and bright. It is exported for use in high-quality materials such as porcelain, bone china and technical ceramics.

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Carl Walrond, 'Rock, limestone and clay - Types of clay', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/5251/matauri-bay-clay-pit (accessed 8 December 2021)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 12 Jun 2006