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Blue Clay Landforms

Blue Clay is a type of rock that erodes very easily (especially when it is wet). It is associated with falls and movement of rock. Taluses are the most frequent landforms found in this type of rock. When the blue clay is exposed it forms about 45o slopes that become taluses. These form, as the blue clay tends to slide over the underlying Globigerina Limestone. Examples of blue clay taluses are found at Ghajn Tuffieha and Fomm ir-rih.


Below: A Clay Talus, located at Ghajn Tuffieha Bay, Malta