Class 0441 of Classification of the Functions of Government (COFOG) includes …

This class covers metal-bearing minerals, sand, clay, stone, chemical and fertilizer minerals, salt, gemstones, asbestos, gypsum, etc.

  • Administration of mining and mineral resource affairs and services; conservation, discovery, development and rationalized exploitation of mineral resources; supervision and regulation of prospecting, mining, marketing and other aspects of mineral production;
  • production and dissemination of general information, technical documentation and statistics on mining and mineral resource affairs and services;
  • grants, loans or subsidies to support commercial mining activities.

Includes: issuance of licences and leases, regulation of production rates, inspection of mines for conformity to safety regulations, etc.

Excludes: coal and other solid fuels (#cofog0431 - Coal and other solid mineral fuels (CS)), petroleum and natural gas (#cofog0432 - Petroleum and natural gas (CS)) and nuclear fuel materials (#cofog0433 - Nuclear fuel (CS)).

The (ontological) order of #cofog0441 - Mining of mineral resources other than mineral fuels (CS) is the Techno Order.