Weakley County, TN is home to the largest ball clay deposits in the United States.

Four mining companies currently mine ball clay in Weakley County. They include: Old Hickory, Gleason Clay Company, Kentucky-Tennessee Clay and Spinks Clay Company.

For more information about this resource visit one of the following sites:

http://www.oldhickoryclay.com/ball_clay_basics.htm

http://www.oldhickoryclay.com/ourclays.html

http://www.spinksclay.com/aboutus/whereweare.html

http://www.gleasononline.com/clay_mining_and_music.htm

http://pubs.usgs.gov/bul/1558c/report.pdf

Soil Survey of Weakley County, TN - 1993

http://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/entry.php?rec=1480

1994 Ceramic Manufacturers and Suppliers Worskhop