This group covers R&D directed towards mineral resource activities, other than energy mineral resource activities, not elsewhere classified.
This group has one objective:
849999 Mineral Resources (excl. Energy Resources) not elsewhere classified
a) Exploration, mining, extraction, and preparation of energy mineral resources and energy conservation and efficiency are included in Division 85 Energy.
b) Manufacture of processed products from mineral resources, including refining and smelting, is included in Division 86 Manufacturing.
c) Air quality; control of pests, diseases and exotic species; ecosystem assessment and management; flora, fauna and biodiversity; land and water management; rehabilitation of degraded areas; remnant vegetation and conservation areas; soils; and natural hazards in mining environments are included in Division 96 Environment.