Fabric

TBY E3

Provenance: 
Local colluvial-alluvial soils
Clay: 
This is a sub-group of TBY E. The matix is optically active, non-calcareous (or contain very small quantaties of caronate), iron-rich and silty. The silty component (3-10%) contains well sorted angular to rounded quartz grains (predominant), opaque minerals, plagioclase (rare) and olivine (very rare).
Temper: 
This group is characterized by temper of group E and angular grains of grog (1%). The temper (3-15%) contains rounded to sub-rounded quartz (predominant), rare opaque minerals, olivine, plagioclase and very rare rounded limestone, nari, chalk, weathered calcite grains and soil balls with quartz and foraminifera inclusions. The absence of chert is notable
Characteristic Inclusions: 
Quartz
Opaque minerals
Olivine
Plagioclase
Limestone
Nari
Chalk
Calcite
Quartz
Foraminifera
Grog
Mixed Clay: 
No
Mixed Temper: 
No