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Metal Ore Mining/Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying Sector/Stone, Clay, Glass and Concrete Sector

Metal Ore Mining

The metal mining sector includes facilities engaged primarily in exploring for metallic minerals, developing mines, and ore mining. The sector is now classified under the 2007 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) as 2122.

Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying Sector

The nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying sector includes mining and quarrying of nonmetallic minerals, except fuels; and establishments engaged primarily in mining or quarrying, developing mines, or exploring for non-fuel, nonmetallic minerals. The sector is now classified under the 2007 NAICS as 2123.

Stone, Clay, Glass and Concrete Sector

The stone, clay, glass, and concrete products sector generates a broad array of products, primarily through physical modification of mined materials and includes establishments engaged in the manufacturing of flat glass and other glass products, cement, structural clay products, pottery, concrete and gypsum products, cut stone, abrasive and asbestos products, and other products. The sector is now classified under the 2007 NAICS as 327.

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Profile of the Metal Mining Industry (PDF) (137 pp, 1MB)

Profile of the Non-fuel and Non-Metal Mining Industry (PDF) (95 pp, 814K)

Profile of the Stone, Clay, Glass and Concrete Industry (PDF) (111 pp, 1MB)

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