What is the difference between black cotton soil and clay?
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Abbas Khan Civil Engineer
Black Cotton soil ; Black Cotton Soil is a heavy clayey soil, varying from clay to loam.The black color in black cotton soil is due to the presence of Titanium Oxide in a little concentration. Generally, it is light to dark appearance. Found in central and southern parts of India.
Clay SOIL; Clay soil is composed of very small fine particles and not much organic in nature. It contains clay minerals which, when get wet, develops plasticity. Clay minerals have hydrous Aluminium phyllosilicates.