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Detailed structure and explanatory notes

ISIC Rev.4 code 0891


  • Section: B - Mining and quarrying
  • Division: 08 - Other mining and quarrying
  • Group: 089 - Mining and quarrying n.e.c.
  • Class: 0891 - Mining of chemical and fertilizer minerals

Explanatory note

This class includes:
- mining of natural phosphates and natural potassium salts
- mining of native sulphur
- extraction and preparation of pyrites and pyrrhotite, except roasting
- mining of natural barium sulphate and carbonate (barytes and witherite), natural borates, natural magnesium sulphates (kieserite)
- mining of earth colours, fluorspar and other minerals valued chiefly as a source of chemicals

This class also includes:
- guano mining

This class excludes:
- extraction of salt, see 0893
- roasting of iron pyrites, see 2011
- manufacture of synthetic fertilizers and nitrogen compounds, see 2012

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