This major (SIC) group includes 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 major group also includes all ore dressing and beneficiating operations, whether performed at mills operated in conjunction with the mines served or at mills, such as custom mills, operated separately. These include mills which crush, grind, wash, dry, sinter, calcine, or leach ore, or perform gravity separation or flotation operations.
Related Data Tables
For estimates relating to Metal mining please see the following tables
- In the annual state personal income and employment category: SA25 SA27 SA5 SA6 SA7
- In the county annual personal income and employment category: CA5 CA6