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Thread #162422   Message #3866505
Posted By: Steve Shaw
17-Jul-17 - 05:17 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: thatcher's language (roofing)
Subject: RE: Folklore: thatcher's language (roofing)
'Tis indeed Dartmoor. Sticklepath is famous in geology for the major fault than runs through the region right across Devon from Torbay to Lundy. The fault zone runs to the east side of the moor and has created valleys along its length and, notably, helped to create the conditions for the formation of the celebrated ball clay deposits at Petrockstowe Basin, a mineral that's rare anyway and which is exceptionally pure in Devon.