Fun Caliche Facts

Despite its widespread availability and use, not too many people are well acquainted with caliche. Below are a few fun facts about caliche that may have you rethinking this versatile rock.

  • Caliche has been used as a building material since ancient times. For example, the Mayans used locally quarried rocks and limestone in their buildings.
  • One of the most popular road building materials in Southern Africa is caliche.
  • Caliche can be used as a fireproof building material that exceeds most building code requirements for unfired masonry when combined with Portland cement.
  • Botswana is home to one of the largest deposits of caliche in the world.
  • Caliche was used in Hohokam pottery.
  • Caliche is often used in adobe bricks, earthen plaster, compressed earth blocks, and rammed earth construction.
  • If you're driving on a white colored road, chances are, you're driving on a caliche road.

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