Sustainable Development Indicator Group

Working Draft Framework, Version 2, June 4, 1996

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1.1.2.3.5 Mining Industry

Definition: The branch of manufacture and trade based on the extraction of ores, fossil fuels, minerals, stone, clay, gravel, and similar commodities. This does not include the refinement of these commodities (see manufacturing)

Definition Source: Standard Industrial Classification

Mining Industry Categories:

1.1.2.3.5.1 Coal Mining Industry: All establishments primarily engaged in producing bituminous coal, anthracite, and lignite. This includes mining operations and preparation plants (cleaning plants and washeries). This does not include the production of coal briquettes and packaged fuel (see Manufacturing), nor does it include the production of gas and hydrocarbon liquids from coal at the mine site (see Oil and Gas Extraction). (Definition Source: Standard Industrial Classification)

1.1.2.3.5.2 Metal Mining Industry: All establishments primarily engaged in mining, developing mines, or exploring for metallic minerals (ores). These ores are valued chiefly for the metals contained, to be recovered for use as such or as constituents of alloys, chemicals, pigments or other products. This does not include the refinement of the ores. (Definition Source: Standard Industrial Classification)

1.1.2.3.5.3 Nonmetallic Mineral Mining Industry: All establishments primarily engaged in mining or quarrying, developing mines, or exploring for nonmetallic minerals, except fuels. This also includes certain well and brine operations, and primary preparation plants, such as those engaged in crushing, grinding, washing, or other concentration. This does not include establishments engaged in manufacturing cement or lime, engaged in cutting and finishing stone, or those engaged in manufacturing brick and other structural clay products (see Manufacturing: Stone, Clay, Glass and Concrete Products). (Definition Source: Standard Industrial Classification)

1.1.2.3.5.4 Oil and Gas Extraction Industry: All establishments primarily engaged in producing crude petroleum and natural gas; extracting oil from sands and oil shale; producing natural gasoline and cycle condensate; and producing gas and hydrocarbon liquids from coal at the mine site. This includes activities such as exploration, drilling, oil and gas well operation and maintenance, the operation of natural gasoline and cycle plants, etc. This does not include pipeline transportation (see Transportation and Public Utilities). (Definition Source: Standard Industrial Classification)