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Detailed structure and explanatory notes
COFOG code 04.4.1Structure Notes
This class covers metal-bearing minerals, sand, clay, stone, chemical and fertilizer minerals, salt, gemstones, asbestos, gypsum, etc.
- Administration of mining and mineral resource affairs and services; conservation, discovery, development and rationalized exploitation of mineral resources; supervision and regulation of prospecting, mining, marketing and other aspects of mineral production;
- production and dissemination of general information, technical documentation and statistics on mining and mineral resource affairs and services;
- grants, loans or subsidies to support commercial mining activities.
Includes: issuance of licences and leases, regulation of production rates, inspection of mines for conformity to safety regulations, etc.
Excludes: coal and other solid fuels (04.3.1), petroleum and natural gas (04.3.2) and nuclear fuel materials (04.3.3).
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