Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan Minerals Corporation

Identity area

Type of entity

Primary Agency

Authorized form of name

Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan Minerals Corporation

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • Saskatchewan Minerals

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence



Saskatchewan Minerals initial mandate was to oversee the production of Saskatchewan clay products. Early in 1946 the mandate expanded to include the production of sodium sulphate. The Crown consisted of two divisions, Saskatchewan Clay Products Division and the Sodium Sulphate Division.

Saskatchewan Clay Products plant was located in Estevan where brick and tile were produced for sale in Saskatchewan and abroad. This division also mined raw clay as part of its operation to supplement sales of the bricks and tiles. The plant operated under this name until 1966 when it was officially re-named the Estevan Brick Company. The government privatised the division in 1969.

The Sodium Sulphate division's first plant was opened in 1948 at Chaplin, Saskatchewan. The sodium sulphate (also known as salt cake) was to be used in the manufacturing of pulp and paper products. Over time, demand for the salt cake expanded and Saskatchewan Minerals purchased the Bishopric plant located in Mossbank.

In 1966 the construction of the Ingebrigt plant was begun to satisfy new demands for a higher grade of saltcake known as "detergent grade" to be used in the manufacturing of detergents as well as the glass and dyeing industries. 1981 saw the last expansion of the division when the plant at Gladmer, known as Sybouts, was opened.

Saskatchewan Minerals was privatised in 1988 and was purchased by Goldcorp Incorporated.


Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Saskatchewan Minerals was formed to administer the mining and production of sodium sulphate and clay products in Saskatchewan. The Crown was dissolved completely in 1988.

Mandates/sources of authority

Order-in-Council 724/45 under the authority of part 2 of the Crown Corporations Act, 1947.

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Related entity

Saskatchewan. Estevan Brick Ltd., 1965-1969 (1965-1969)

Identifier of related entity

GA 6

Category of relationship


Type of relationship

Saskatchewan. Estevan Brick Ltd., 1965-1969

is a subordinate of

Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan Minerals Corporation

Dates of relationship


Description of relationship

Related entity

Saskatchewan Clay Products (1945-1965)

Identifier of related entity

GA 7

Category of relationship


Type of relationship

Saskatchewan Clay Products

is controlled by

Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan Minerals Corporation

Dates of relationship


Description of relationship

Access points area

Subject access points

Place access points


Control area

Authority record identifier

GA 8

Institution identifier

Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan

Rules and/or conventions used

Rules for Archival Description (RAD)



Level of detail


Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Authority record created on 2008-03-04. Approved 2012-03-06. Last modified on 2017-11-29.




Annual reports Saskatchewan Minerals Corporation
Annual reports Government Finance Office

Annual reports Estevan Brick Company

Canadiana Authority Records on AMICUS

Maintenance notes

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  • Export

  • EAC

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