Sai Kung clay
Soil / Soil based (organic/mineral)
14 Nov 2022 (Received)
This soil was salvaged from a landslide mitigation project next to Sacred Heart Church in Sai Kung (97JC+V64). It is part of a project by Niko Leung and Loky Leung, the co-creators of Hong Kong Soil (@hongkongsoil), who are advocating for meaningful reuse of discarded soil from local construction sites. The soil is processed and refined to be used in rammed-earth construction or as pottery clay.
Sample collected by: Hong Kong Soil
Sacred Heart Church, Tan Cheung Road, Sai Kung, Hong Kong
> 100 cm
Tai Mo Shan Formation. Undivided mainly coarse ash crystal tuff. Debris flow deposits. Unsorted sand, gravel, cobbles and boulders; clay/silt matrix.
Organic Matter: 0.0 %
Coarse: 0.0 %
Sand: 0.0 %
Slit: 16.0 %
Clay: 84.0 %