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Old 04-04-2014, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Long Island and PA too:)
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A few years back, my wife and I went to Eagle lake (Gouldsboro, PA) to look into buying a trailer and site there. I remember so many dirt roads there were red clay, at least that's what one of the residents said it was...clay.
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Old 04-04-2014, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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A few years back, my wife and I went to Eagle lake (Gouldsboro, PA) to look into buying a trailer and site there. I remember so many dirt roads there were red clay, at least that's what one of the residents said it was...clay.
We also have some areas with red shale. I even have a little on my property. Red shale is nothing more than compressed red clay (I think). There are many areas that have red shale in the Northeast and PA.
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Old 05-27-2018, 02:51 PM
 
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Iron in the dirt oxidizing to look reddish.
I visited the Mercer tile works near Doyelsrown, PA. The worker cut "red" clay that was gray inside the block of clay. (gray was encased with red on the outside) She said the red was from the iron in the clay oxidizing (think rust). Remember the famous local red pottery from SE PA. You can really notice it in abundance when the farmers plow the fields to get ready for planting time.
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Old 05-28-2018, 10:59 AM
 
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ANY dirt would be nice where I live.
We have glacial scree. The trees' roots basically cling to the side of the hill via leaf mold and pebbles.
During the Cold War the saying was 'Better Dead than Red' by American Hardliners.

I always thought 'Better Pink than extinct' was a saner catch phrase.

just sayin'
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