Clay FAQs:

Q: Is Clay a fine-grained natural rock or soil material that combines one or more clay minerals with traces of metal oxides and organic matter?

A: Yes.

Q: Is Clay also used in many industrial processes?

A: Yes, and such as paper making, cement production, and chemical filtering.

Q: Was Clay widely used as a mold binder in the manufacture of sand castings?

A: Yes.

Q: Is Clay one of the oldest building materials on Earth?

A: Yes, and among other ancient, naturally-occurring geologic materials such as stone and organic materials like wood.

Q: Are Clays plastic due to their water content and become hard?

A: Yes, and brittle and non–plastic upon drying or firing.

Q: Was Clay used as a mortar in brick chimneys and stone walls where protected from water?

A: Yes.

Q: Is Clay also often used in the manufacture of pipes for smoking tobacco?

A: Yes.

Q: Are Clays clays that have been transported from their original location by water erosion and deposited in a new sedimentary deposit?

A: Yes.

Q: Is Clay used to create adobe?

A: Yes, and cob, cordwood, and rammed earth structures and building elements such as wattle and daub, clay plaster, clay render case, clay floors and clay paints and ceramic building material.

Q: Are Clays distinguished from other fine-grained soils by differences in size and mineralogy?

A: Yes.

Q: Is Clay used for making pottery?

A: Yes, and both utilitarian and decorative, and construction products, such as bricks, wall and floor tiles.

Q: Is Clay a unique type of marine clay indigenous to the glaciated terrains of Norway?

A: Yes, and Canada, Northern Ireland, and Sweden.