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Common clay and shale

January 1, 2006

At present, 150 companies produce common clay and shale in 41 US states. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), domestic production in 2005 reached 24.8 Mt valued at $176 million. In decreasing order by tonnage, the leading producer states include North Carolina, Texas, Alabama, Georgia and Ohio. For the whole year, residential and commercial building construction remained the major market for common clay and shale products such as brick, drain tile, lightweight aggregate, quarry tile and structural tile.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2006
Title Common clay and shale
Authors R.L. Virta
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Mining Engineering
Index ID 70030658
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Minerals Information Center