SIC Codes in Category B: Mining and Quarrying

Bxxxxx
Mining and Quarrying

Mining and quarrying include the extraction of minerals occurring naturally as solids (coal and ores), liquids (petroleum) or gases (natural gas). Extraction can be achieved by different methods such as underground or surface mining, well operation, seabed mining etc.This section includes supplementary activities aimed at preparing the crude materials for marketing, for example, crushing, grinding, cleaning, drying, sorting, concentrating ores, liquefaction of natural gas and agglomeration of solid fuels. These operations are often accomplished by the units that extracted the resource and/or others located nearby.Mining activities are classified into divisions, groups and classes on the basis of the principal mineral produced. Divisions 05, 06 are concerned with mining and quarrying of fossil fuels (coal, lignite, petroleum, gas); divisions 07, 08 concern metal ores, various minerals and quarry products. Some of the technical operations of this section, particularly related to the extraction of hydrocarbons, may also be carried out for third parties by specialised units as an industrial service which is reflected in division 09.

Excludes
  • processing of the extracted materials, see section C (Manufacturing)
  • use of the extracted materials without a further transformation for construction purposes, see section F (Construction)
  • bottling of natural spring and mineral waters at springs and wells, see 11.07
  • crushing, grinding or otherwise treating certain earths, rocks and minerals not carried on in conjunction with mining and quarrying, see 23.9
Codes in this category used at Companies House
B05xxx
Mining of Coal and Lignite
Includes
  • extraction of solid mineral fuels through underground or open-cast mining
  • operations (e.g. grading, cleaning, compressing and other steps necessary for transportation etc.) leading to a marketable product
Excludes
  • coking, see 19.10
  • services incidental to coal or lignite mining, see 09.90
  • manufacture of briquettes, see 19.20
Codes in this category used at Companies House
B051xx
Mining of Hard Coal
Codes in this category used at Companies House
B0510x
Mining of Hard Coal
Codes in this category used at Companies House
B05101
Mining of Hard Coal From Deep Coal Mines (Underground Mining)
Includes
  • mining of hard coal: underground mining, including mining through liquefaction methods
  • cleaning, sizing, grading, pulverising, compressing etc. of coal from underground mining to classify, improve quality or facilitate transport or storage
Excludes
  • lignite mining, see 05.20
  • peat digging, see 08.92
  • support activities for hard coal mining, see 09.90
  • test drilling for coal mining, see 09.90
  • coke ovens producing solid fuels, see 19.10
  • manufacture of hard coal briquettes, see 19.20
  • work performed to develop or prepare properties for coal mining, see 43.12
Codes in this category used at Companies House
B05102
Mining of Hard Coal From Open Cast Coal Working (Surface Mining)
Includes
  • mining of hard coal: surface mining
  • cleaning, sizing, grading, pulverising, compressing etc. of coal from surface mining to classify, improve quality or facilitate transport or storage
  • recovery of hard coal from culm banks
Excludes
  • lignite mining, see 05.20
  • peat digging, see 08.92
  • support activities for hard coal mining, see 09.90
  • test drilling for coal mining, see 09.90
  • coke ovens producing solid fuels, see 19.10
  • manufacture of hard coal briquettes, see 19.20
  • work performed to develop or prepare properties for coal mining, see 43.12
Codes in this category used at Companies House
B052xx
Mining of Lignite
Codes in this category used at Companies House
B0520x
Mining of Lignite
Includes
  • mining of lignite (brown coal): underground or surface mining, including mining through liquefaction methods
  • washing, dehydrating, pulverising, compressing of lignite to improve quality or facilitate transport or storage
Excludes
  • hard coal mining, see 05.10
  • peat digging, see 08.92
  • support activities for lignite mining, see 09.90
  • test drilling for coal mining, see 09.90
  • manufacture of lignite fuel briquettes, see 19.20
  • work performed to develop or prepare properties for coal mining, see 43.12
Codes in this category used at Companies House
B06xxx
Extraction of Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas

This division includes the production of crude petroleum, the mining and extraction of oil from oil shale and oil sands, and the production of natural gas and recovery of hydrocarbon liquids. This division includes the activities of operating and/or developing oil and gas field properties. Such activities may include drilling, completing, and equipping wells; operating separators, emulsion breakers, desilting equipment, and field gathering lines for crude petroleum; and all other activities in the preparation of oil and gas up to the point of shipment from the producing property.

Excludes
  • oil and gas field services, performed on a fee or contract basis, see 09.10
  • oil and gas well exploration, see 09.10
  • test drilling and boring, see 09.10
  • refining of petroleum products, see 19.20
  • geophysical, geologic and seismic surveying, see 71.12
Codes in this category used at Companies House
B061xx
Extraction of Crude Petroleum
Codes in this category used at Companies House
B0610x
Extraction of Crude Petroleum
Includes
  • extraction of crude petroleum oils
  • extraction of bituminous or oil shale and tar sand
  • production of crude petroleum from bituminous shale and sand
  • processes to obtain crude oils: decantation, desalting, dehydration, stabilisation etc.
Excludes
  • support activities for oil and natural gas extraction, see 09.10
  • oil and gas exploration, see 09.10
  • manufacture of refined petroleum products, see 19.20
  • recovery of liquefied petroleum gases in the refining of petroleum, see 19.20
  • operation of pipelines, see 49.50
Codes in this category used at Companies House
B062xx
Extraction of Natural Gas
Codes in this category used at Companies House
B0620x
Extraction of Natural Gas
Includes
  • production of crude gaseous hydrocarbon (natural gas)
  • extraction of condensates
  • draining and separation of liquid hydrocarbon fractions
  • gas desulphurisation
  • mining of hydrocarbon liquids, obtained through liquefaction or pyrolysis
Excludes
  • support activities for oil and natural gas extraction, see 09.10
  • oil and gas exploration, see 09.10
  • recovery of liquefied petroleum gases in the refining of petroleum, see 19.20
  • manufacture of industrial gases, see 20.11
  • operation of pipelines, see 49.50
Codes in this category used at Companies House
B07xxx
Mining of Metal Ores
Includes
  • mining for metallic minerals (ores), performed through underground or open-cast extraction, seabed mining etc.
  • ore dressing and beneficiating operations, such as crushing, grinding, washing, drying, sintering, calcining or leaching ore, gravity separation or flotation operations.
Excludes
  • roasting of iron pyrites, see 20.13
  • production of aluminium oxide, see 24.42
  • operation of blast furnaces, see division 24
Codes in this category used at Companies House
B071xx
Mining of Iron Ores
Codes in this category used at Companies House
B0710x
Mining of Iron Ores
Includes
  • mining of ores valued chiefly for iron content
  • beneficiation and agglomeration of iron ores
Excludes
  • extraction and preparation of pyrites and pyrrhotite (except roasting), see 08.91
Codes in this category used at Companies House
B072xx
Mining of Non-Ferrous Metal Ores

This group includes the mining of non-ferrous metal ores.

Codes in this category used at Companies House
B0721x
Mining of Uranium and Thorium Ores
Includes
  • mining of ores chiefly valued for uranium and thorium content: pitchblende etc.
  • concentration of such ores
  • manufacture of yellowcake
Excludes
  • enrichment of uranium and thorium ores, see 20.13
  • production of uranium metal from pitchblende or other ores, see 24.46
  • smelting and refining of uranium, see 24.46
Codes in this category used at Companies House
B0729x
Mining of Other Non-Ferrous Metal Ores
Includes
  • mining and preparation of ores chiefly valued for non-ferrous metal content such as:
    • aluminium (bauxite), copper, lead, zinc, tin, manganese, chrome, nickel, cobalt, molybdenum, tantalum,vanadium etc.
    • precious metals: gold, silver, platinum
Excludes
  • mining and preparation of uranium and thorium ores, see 07.21
  • production of aluminium oxide, see 24.42
  • production of mattes of copper or of nickel, see 24.44, 24.45
Codes in this category used at Companies House
B08xxx
Other Mining and Quarrying

This division includes extraction from a mine or quarry, but also dredging of alluvial deposits, rock crushing and the use of salt marshes. The products are used most notably in construction (e.g. sands, stones etc.), manufacture of materials (e.g. clay, gypsum, calcium etc.), manufacture of chemicals etc.This division does not include processing (except crushing, grinding, cutting, cleaning, drying, sorting and mixing) of the minerals extracted.

Codes in this category used at Companies House
B081xx
Quarrying of Stone, Sand and Clay
Codes in this category used at Companies House
B0811x
Quarrying of Ornamental and Building Stone, Limestone, Gypsum, Chalk and Slate
Includes
  • quarrying, rough trimming and sawing of monumental and building stone such as marble, granite,sandstone etc.
  • breaking and crushing of ornamental and building stone
  • quarrying, crushing and breaking of limestone
  • mining of gypsum and anhydrite
  • mining of chalk and uncalcined dolomite
Excludes
  • mining of chemical and fertiliser minerals, see 08.91
  • production of calcined dolomite, see 23.52
  • cutting, shaping and finishing of stone outside quarries, see 23.70
Codes in this category used at Companies House
B0812x
Operation of Gravel and Sand Pits; Mining of Clays and Kaolin
Includes
  • extraction and dredging of industrial sand, sand for construction and gravel
  • breaking and crushing of gravel
  • quarrying of sand
  • mining of clays, refractory clays and kaolin
Excludes
  • mining of bituminous sand, see 06.10
Codes in this category used at Companies House
B089xx
Mining and Quarrying Not Elsewhere Classified
Codes in this category used at Companies House
B0891x
Mining of Chemical and Fertiliser Minerals
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
  • guano mining
Excludes
  • extraction of salt, see 08.93
  • roasting of iron pyrites, see 20.13
  • manufacture of synthetic fertilisers and nitrogen compounds, see 20.15
Codes in this category used at Companies House
B0892x
Extraction of Peat
Includes
  • peat digging
  • preparation of peat to improve quality or facilitate transport or storage
Excludes
  • service activities incidental to peat mining, see 09.90
  • manufacturing of peat briquettes, see 19.20
  • manufacture of potting soil mixtures of peat, natural soil, sands, clays, fertiliser minerals etc., see 20.15
  • manufacture of articles of peat, see 23.99
Codes in this category used at Companies House
B0893x
Extraction of Salt
Includes
  • extraction of salt from underground including by dissolving and pumping
  • salt production by evaporation of sea water or other saline waters
  • crushing, purification and refining of salt by the producer
Excludes
  • processing of salt into food-grade salt, e.g. iodised salt, see 10.84
  • potable water production by evaporation of saline water, see 36.00
Codes in this category used at Companies House
B0899x
Other Mining and Quarrying Not Elsewhere Classified
Includes
  • mining and quarrying of various minerals and materials, such as:
    • abrasive materials, asbestos, siliceous fossil meals, natural graphite, steatite (talc), feldspar etc.
    • natural asphalt, asphaltites and asphaltic rock; natural solid bitumen
    • gemstones, quartz, mica etc.
B09xxx
Mining Support Service Activities

This division includes specialised support services incidental to mining provided on a fee or contract basis. It includes exploration services through traditional prospecting methods such as taking core samples and making geological observations as well as drilling, test-drilling or redrilling for oil wells, metallic and non-metallic minerals. Other typical services cover building oil and gas well foundations, cementing oil and gas well casings, cleaning, bailing and swabbing oil and gas wells, draining and pumping mines, overburden removal services at mines, etc.

Codes in this category used at Companies House
B091xx
Support Activities for Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction
Codes in this category used at Companies House
B0910x
Support Activities for Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction
Includes
  • oil and gas extraction service activities provided on a fee or contract basis such as:
    • exploration services in connection with petroleum or gas extraction, e.g. traditional prospecting methods, such as making geological observations at prospective sites
    • directional drilling and redrilling; "spudding in"; derrick erection in situ, repairing and dismantling;cementing oil and gas well casings; pumping of wells; plugging and abandoning wells etc.
    • liquefaction and regasification of natural gas for purpose of transport, done at the mine site
    • draining and pumping services, on a fee or contract basis
    • test drilling in connection with petroleum or gas extraction
  • oil and gas field fire fighting services
Excludes
  • service activities performed by operators of oil or gas fields, see 06.10, 06.20
  • specialised repair of mining machinery, see 33.12
  • liquefaction and regasification of natural gas for purpose of transport, done off the mine site, see 52.21
  • geophysical, geologic and seismic surveying, see 71.12
Codes in this category used at Companies House
B099xx
Support Activities for Other Mining and Quarrying
Codes in this category used at Companies House
B0990x
Support Activities for Other Mining and Quarrying
Includes
  • support services on a fee or contract basis, required for mining activities of divisions 05, 07 and 08
    • exploration services, e.g. traditional prospecting methods, such as taking core samples and making geological observations at prospective sites
    • draining and pumping services, on a fee or contract basis
    • test drilling and test hole boring
Excludes
  • operating mines or quarries on a contract or fee basis, see division 05, 07 or 08
  • specialised repair of mining machinery, see 33.12
  • geophysical surveying services, on a contract or fee basis, see 71.12
Codes in this category used at Companies House

All public sector data is licensed under the Open Government Licence v2.0.

CompanyDB.UK is a Good Stuff website.

54.227.127.109 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:31:58 +0000