WV Energy / Natural Resources

Clay in West Virginia

“Clay has been an important resource in West Virginia throughout history. It has primarily been used in the pottery and brick industries. The quality of the clay (content of fluxing impurities) is important in determining its uses.”

Explore WVGES’ “Clay” Website– (last updated in 2004)

“West Virginia currently has three companies which together produce between 250,000 and 350,000 tons of clay and shale each year. . . “

Continue reading at WVGES’ “WV Geology – Clay and Shale” Website – (last updated in 2004)

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