Stafford owes much of its wealth to the large deposits of the rare china clay found in it from time to time.
Now, the clay is easily penetrable, and the original hole probably pierced a bed of china clay.
Small deposits of sand and china clay
were discovered in the limestone.
The successful bids, which will still have to go through the planning process, were named as Rackheath in Norfolk, Whitehill Bordon in East Hampshire, north west Bicester and the China Clay
Community scheme near St Austell, Cornwall.
Near St Austell in Cornwall, the long south-western (and largely run-down) peninsula of Britain which pokes into the warm waters of the Gulf Stream, there is a huge hole, a worked out quarry for china clay
He said marble and granite was among the major minerals extracted in Pakistan after coal, rock salt, limestone and China clay
, but there was still lot more potential to develop this sector.
While in the foreground the three-masted German barquentine Nauschutz lies at the Quayside discharging a cargo of china clay
with the help of a steam railway crane.
The china clay
industry in Cornwall was started 260 years ago this year by English China Clays
, which was taken over by Imerys in 1999.
Wheal Eliza is built on an old China Clay
pit, does not drain well and, it emerged yesterday, has not been fit for cricket in the last month - a fact which might have been shared by the Cornish cricket authorities a little earlier in the week.
The Eden Project was built in a 50-metre deep crater the size of 30 football pitches - the former site of a china clay
l China clay
waste and composted green waste were combined to make up the 85,000 tonnes of soil needed for planting - the equivalent in weight to 616 blue whales.
Rediker was Chief Executive Officer of English China Clay
, a $2 billion annual revenue company focused on specialty minerals products.