🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Need help identifying blue vein In blueish clay

Bertie

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Hey I found this clay atop very orange gravel and clay mix. It has blue veins in it. What is the blue?
I put some HCl in water with it and got a very eggy sulfur smell I presume hydrogen sulphide. I then electrolyzed the sludge/water mix with carbon anode and stainless cathode and got more smell and a layer of yellow sulfur over the non submerged part of electrolyzer. No metal plated out.
I thought maybe I'd see copper.
I fired a piece an it all went red like red brick.
Any thoughts as to what it is?
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here's a picture of it dry
 

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I had remembered a thread here about blue clay, not sure if that blue clay is like yours
you can read here
 
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I have found a lot of gold in sticky "blue" clay in North Georgia
Don't know where you found it.
Huh! That always peaks my interest when someone says "A lot of gold"
 
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Welcome to Treasurenet !!! Lot of very SMART people in that can help you
 
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Over 1/2 vile for 2 days working with a cohort. It is very time consuming to hand squeeze the clay and hand wash. We used a sluice and got paid for our troubles/
The "blue" clay is the most sticky stuff I've ever worked, and if you don't work it, the clay will pull your fines out of the sluice.
 
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