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 212324 Kaolin and Ball Clay Mining

This U.S. industry comprises (1) establishments primarily engaged in developing the mine site and/or mining kaolin or ball clay (e.g., china clay, paper clay, and slip clay) and (2) establishments primarily engaged in beneficiating (i.e., preparing) kaolin or ball clay.

Cross-References.

  • Establishments primarily engaged in calcining, dead burning, or otherwise processing (i.e., beyond basic preparation) kaolin and ball clay are classified in U.S. Industry 327992, Ground or Treated Mineral and Earth Manufacturing.
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    Corresponding Index Entries
    212324212324 Ball clay mining and/or beneficiating
    212324212324 China clay mining and/or beneficiating
    212324212324 Clay, ball, mining and/or beneficiating
    212324212324 Clay, natural, mining and/or beneficiating
    212324212324 Kaolin mining and/or beneficiating
    212324212324 Paper clay mining and/or beneficiating
    212324212324 Rubber clay mining and/or beneficiating
    212324212324 Slip clay mining and/or beneficiating