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Ball clay

Mining Engineering

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Abstract

Four companies — H.C. Spinks Clay Co., Inc., Imerys Group, Old Hickory Clay Co., and Unimin Corp. — mined ball clay in four states in 2011. Production, on the basis of preliminary data, was 940 kt (1.04 million st) with an estimated value of $44.2 million. This is a 3-percent increase in tonnage from 912 kt (1.01 million st) with a value of $41.3 million that was produced in 2010. Tennessee was the leading producing state with 63 percent of domestic production, followed by Texas, Mississippi and Kentucky. About 69 percent of production was airfloat, 20 percent was crude and 11 percent was water-slurried.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Ball clay
Series title:
Mining Engineering
Volume
64
Issue:
6
Year Published:
2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
SME
Publisher location:
Englewood, CO
Contributing office(s):
National Minerals Information Center
Description:
2 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
33
Last page:
34