Mining Industry Profile | Department of Energy
The U.S. mining industry consists of the search for, extraction, beneficiation, and processing of naturally occurring solid minerals from the earth. These mined minerals include coal, metals such as iron, copper, or zinc, and industrial minerals such as potash, limestone, and other crushed rocks. Oil and natural gas extraction (NAICS code 211) is not included in this industry.
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In 2013, the mining industry contributed about 11.4 billion euros to Sweden's GDP, which is equivalent to about 3%. Annual investments amount to about SEK 1.1 billion, which is a significant portion of all industry investments.