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2017 Edition

national industry 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.

The immediate parent of national industry 212324 is international industry 21232: Sand, Gravel, Clay, and Ceramic and Refractory Minerals Mining and Quarrying

2017 NAICS Edition 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.


The NAICS editions in which this code was present are indicated below. In the event that a code was changed from the prior edition the equivalent value in that edition is provided for reference.

Edition Existed Equivalent Value
2002 212324
2007 212324
2012 212324
2017 212324
2022 212323

Insurance Industry Mappings

The US Property and Casualty Insurance Industry may use the following classification descriptions which might encompass national industry 212324, Kaolin and Ball Clay Mining:

  1. clay milling
  2. clay or shale digging
  3. kaolin and ball clay
  4. kaolin and ball clay mining
  5. mineral and earth ground or otherwise treated
  6. mining except oil and gas
  7. mining not otherwise classified not coal surface kaolin and ball clay mining
  8. mining not otherwise classified not coal underground kaolin and ball clay mining
  9. mining quarrying and oil and gas extraction
  10. nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying
  11. quarrying underground mining
  12. sand gravel clay and ceramic and refractory mineral mining and quarrying


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