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[Fwd: Cob: clay colors]Charmaine R Taylor tms at northcoast.com
Thu Dec 20 11:25:15 PST 2001
> "ToSwink" <toswink at mindspring.com> said: IF you saw layers of color clay > like blue,yellow,white,red or > other colors > would you ask what minerals that this near? Sometimes color clay > suggest > others minerals in same area. I am clueless but would like to > know more. > > +++++++++++++ > > I will do some research- I've got a couple great techy books to go > thru, but basically all clay is a weathering og feldspar and > quartz..other impurities are PROBABLY what the color is from...but multi > colored clays are found world wide...I woould love to see purple myself, > but have seen red, white, rust, pinkkish, cinnamon blueish and more > "earth tones" > > I used a deep burgandy clay from Rough & ready ( love thatname) CA, and > my walls came out apricot gold when I used the clay in lime water to > make a natural paint... very thin amounts of clay made a pale orange on > a differnt wall surface. so you can mix to get other colors it seems > form a few samples. > > Charmaine Taylor/ Taylor Publishing > http://www.dirtcheapbuilder.com > http://www.papercrete.com
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