Ball Clay Heritage Society

Formed in 2000, the Society exits to preserve, conserve and realise the rich heritage of ball clay production in South and North Devon and Dorset, and to further public knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the industry. Members meet together to enjoy talks and outings, and are actively involved in conservation and recording the Society's growing collection of artefacts, archive material and photographs.


Imerys mines minerals from reserves with rare qualities and processes them using complex techniques to develop solutions that improve its customers' product performance and manufacturing efficiency. The Group's products have a great many applications in everyday life, including construction, personal care, paper, paint, plastic, ceramics, telecommunications and beverage filtration.

For more details of the modern uses of kaolin in paint, rubber, plastics, sealants, adhesives and chemical applications visit:


Europe's largest independently owned kaolin producer. Whatever your raw material needs, Goonvean have the right products, services and people to meet your requirements. Check out our site to find out how we can help you. 

Sibelco UK

Welcome to Sibelco UK Ltd, a multi-national organisation providing advanced industrial minerals to the world's ceramics, glass, foundry, construction and sports surface industries.

Minerals UK

Do you need more mineral information for the UK and the World? This website, set up by the British Geological Survey, is sponsored by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM), and contains a wealth of up-to-date information on mineral resources, planning, policy and legislation, sustainable development, statistics and exploration.

China Clay Country Park

Set in 26 acres of woodland nestling in the historic Ruddle Valley on the outskirts of St Austell, the China Clay Country Park provides a fascinating day out for all the family.The China Clay Country Park is set in the grounds of two former working China Clay Pits and provides visitors with a fascinating insight into China Clay - how it was mined, what is was used for and what it meant for the families who lived in the area.