Clay in Austria
Large occurrences of clay in Austria can be found in the Molasse Zone north of the Alps as well as in the Vienna Basin and other intermontane basins.
Clay and kaolin are of various genetic origins and date from the Cretaceous to youngest Postglacial.
Coarse Ceramic clays are composed variable. They are widely used in Austria in about thirty brick plants for brick production. Loess, loam and a series of marine deposits from the Neogene are processed.