The Mining sector covers the extraction and processing of metal and mineral ores and deposits, including coal, copper, iron, limestone, nickel, precious metals, potash, uranium, diamonds, minerals, rare earth elements and much more. The Mining Platform identifies mine type (above-ground, underground and solution) and mining method.
The Steel Manufacturing sector consists of mills that make iron and steel, including integrated steel mills and recycle mills. The steel sector also includes those facilities that manufacture metallurgical coke.
The Cement Manufacturing sector includes plants that manufacture clinker and/or cement and includes stand-alone cement grinding plants.
The Glass & Glass Products sector includes plants that make glass containers, float glass, fiberglass, insulated glass, mirrors and other glass products.
The Smelting sector includes ferrous and nonferrous metals smelting, except for iron and steel smelting, which is covered under the Steel sector. The Smelting sector includes aluminum, copper, ferroalloys and nickel, to name a few.