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    St Austell, Cornwall.

    Various shots of man-made China clay pits, looking somewhat like a lunar landscape. A large truck travels past; a hose blasts the clay hills with a fierce jet of water, causing the clay to explode away from the rock face and cascade down into the valley; a nerdish man directs the hose.

    The liquid clay runs in rivers to huge vats that rotate to extract the clay; the resulting powder falls through a chute into a huge storage tank. A man stands at the base of one of the clay 'mountains' and picks up a handful. The powder is seen being tipped from a lorry onto a conveyor belt, taking the clay to the hold of a ship.

    Note: on file are notes on the scenes shot.

    Cuts exist - see separate record.

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    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/08/1964
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    3575
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    289.11
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:08:00 / 01:55:02:00
    Canister:
    CP 508
    Sort Number:
    CP 508
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    Trade & Industry Science & Technology
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    cornwall Local stuff Cornwall Temporary Workspaces: 15.7.2010 08:36 Cornwall Landscape
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