Variant of NAICS 1997 - Labour Force Survey (LFS) Industries

212326 - Shale, Clay and Refractory Mineral Mining and Quarrying

This Canadian industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in mining or quarrying shale and mining, beneficiating or otherwise preparing kaolin or ball clay and other clays and refractory minerals. Mines operated in conjunction with plants that manufacture cement, brick or other structural clay products, or pottery and related products, are included in this Canadian industry when separate reports are available.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • grinding, pulverizing or otherwise treating ceramic minerals, not in conjunction with mining or quarrying operations (See 327110 Pottery, Ceramics and Plumbing Fixture Manufacturing)
    • grinding, pulverizing or otherwise treating clay and refractory minerals, not in conjunction with mining or quarrying operations (See 327120 Clay Building Material and Refractory Manufacturing)
  • Example Activities:

    • Andalusite mining
    • Aplite mining
    • Ball clay mining
    • Bentonite mining
    • Brucite mining
    • Burley mining
    • Clay pits
    • Conglomerate mine or quarry
    • Cornwall stone mining
    • Cyanite mining
    • Diaspore mining
    • Dumortierite mining
    • Feldspar mining
    • Fire clay mining
    • Fuller's earth mining
    • Kaolin mining
    • Kyanite mining
    • Magnesite mining
    • Nepheline syenite quarrying
    • Olivine (nongem) mining
    • Paper clay mining
    • Pinite mining
    • Plastic fire clay mining
    • Rubber clay mining
    • Shale quarry
    • Sillimanite mining
    • Slip clay mining
    • Stoneware clay mining
    • Topaz (nongem) mining
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