Mining

The term "Mining" is used in both the SIC system and in NAICS, but it does not have the same definition in both systems.

SIC definition:

This SIC division includes all establishments primarily engaged in mining. The term mining is used in the broad sense to include the extraction of minerals occurring naturally: solids, such as coal and ores; liquids, such as crude petroleum; and gases such as natural gas. The term mining is also used in the broad sense to include quarrying, well operations, milling (e.g., crushing, screening, washing, flotation), and other preparation customarily done at the mine site, or as a part of mining activity.

Exploration and development of mineral properties are included. Services performed on a contract or fee basis in the development or operation of mineral properties are classified separately but within this division. Establishments which have complete responsibility for operating mines, quarries, or oil and gas wells for others on a contract or fee basis are classified according to the product mined rather than as mineral services.

NAICS definition:

The Mining sector under NAICS comprises establishments that extract naturally occurring mineral solids, such as coal and ores; liquid minerals, such as crude petroleum; and gases, such as natural gas. The term mining is used in the broad sense to include quarrying, well operations, beneficiating (e.g., crushing, screening, washing, and flotation), and other preparation customarily performed at the mine site, or as a part of mining activity.

The Mining sector distinguishes two basic activities: mine operation and mining support activities. Mine operation includes establishments operating mines, quarries, or oil and gas wells on their own account or for others on a contract or fee basis. Mining support activities include establishments that perform exploration (except geophysical surveying) and/or other mining services on a contract or fee basis (except mine site preparation and construction of oil/gas pipelines).

Related Data Tables

For estimates relating to Mining please see the following tables

  • In the annual state personal income and employment category: SA25 SA25N SA27 SA27N SA5 SA5H SA5N SA6 SA6N SA7 SA7H SA7N
  • In the county annual personal income and employment category: CA25 CA25N CA5 CA5N CA6 CA6N
  • In the quarterly state personal income category: SQ5 SQ5H SQ5N SQ6 SQ6N SQ7 SQ7H SQ7N