Story: Rock, limestone and clay

White sand bunkers

White sand bunkers

The brilliant white sand for these bunkers at Titirangi golf course, on the Whangaparāoa Peninsula, has come from a clay pit. A by-product of processing halloysite clay is coarse silica sand – ideal for trapping wayward golf shots.

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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/5252/white-sand-bunkers (accessed 12 April 2021)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 12 Jun 2006