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Detailed structure and explanatory notes

ISIC Rev.3.1 code 13


  • Section: C - Mining and quarrying
  • Division: 13 - Mining of metal ores


This Division is divided into the following Groups:

  • 131 - Mining of iron ores
  • 132 - Mining of non-ferrous metal ores, except uranium and thorium ores

Explanatory note

This division includes:
- underground and open-cast extraction of metal ores and native metals
- preparation of ores:
· crushing and grinding of ores, washing of ores
· concentrating of ores by magnetic or gravimetric separation
· flotation, screening, grading, drying, calcination and roasting of ores

This division excludes:
- mining of uranium and thorium ores, see 1200
- roasting of iron pyrites, see 2411
- production of aluminium oxide, see 2720

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