Clay is extracted from man-made pits then turned into powder in St Austell.
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.