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Hi Guys, while digging some clay (of the usually brown type) I unearthed a small deposit of grey clay. Within the grey clay there was very small amount of distinctively green/grey clay with a green/grey stone in it. Any folk got a clue or two to why this 'clay' was different? I've kept separate from the other clay I dug that day and did the usual drying out and slaking down with this curious stuff. It slaked down with no fuss, but once I'd blitzed it with hand-held food processor and screened the 'gritty bits', it 'almost' refused to settle out. What settling there was was minimal and very slow to show. Eventually I poured it onto a plaster bat and got a ball of clay (yay!). No idea if it's 'good to go' (I'm a nube when it come to dug clay) and there isn't enough to 'test' shrinkage etc; so has anyone got any ideas to what I got 'balled up?'. I could mix it with some 'other' clay, but at the moment, I'm curious to this green/clay's make up and qualities. Any best guesses welcome! Ta mutchly, V:)