Weird Green Sand / Soil / Clay

Hey All,

I'm in the process of removing some paving slabs in order to lay down turf at the bottom of a sloped garden. For some reason there are large patches of a sandy green clay soil like substance. Have attached some photos, has anyone any idea what this stuff could be? 

Thanks in advance

Chris

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 15,309

    I THINK THAT SOME COPPER GOT INTO CONTACT WITH THE SOIL AT SOME POINT.

    MAYBE AN OLD COOPER PIPE USED TO RUN THERE OR A COPPER CABLE?

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • IamweedyIamweedy Cheshire East. Posts: 1,364

    What dreadful looking soil. I don't envy you that.

    This might be what you are looking  at depending on where you live.  "Greensand" Is an actual  geological description"  (From wikipeadia. ) 

    "Greensand a greenish kind of sandstone, often loosely consolidated.a stratum largely composed of greensand, deposited during the Cretaceous period and often underlying chalk.noun:

    Greensand; noun: the Greensand "the Upper Greensand"

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greensand. 




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  • Thanks both for the reply image

    Reading that Wikipedia page leads me to believe it is that greensand stuff...doesnt sound to bad. Think I'll bite the bullet though and buy a lot of top soil before laying any turf.

    Thanks again 

    Chris 

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