07 Mining of metal ores

This division includes mining for metallic minerals (ores), performed through underground or open-cast extraction, seabed mining, etc. Also included are ore dressing and beneficiating operations, such as crushing, grinding, washing, drying, sintering, calcining or leaching ore, gravity separation or flotation operations.

This division excludes:

  • roasting of iron pyrites (see 2013)
  • production of aluminium oxide (see 2442)
  • operation of blast furnaces (see division 24)