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1297.0 - Australian Standard Research Classification (ASRC), 1998  
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Classification Structure - Subdivision 640000 - Mineral Resources (Excl. Energy)

(See Division 2, Introduction for more information)

GroupClass
      Title

640100
      Exploration
640101
      Iron ores (i.e. ferrous ores)
640102
      Aluminium ores
640103
      Precious (noble) metal ores
640104
      Titanium minerals, zircon, and rare earth metal ores (e.g. monazite)
640105
      Other non-ferrous ores (e.g. copper, zinc)
640106
      Stone and clay
640199
      Other non-metallic minerals (incl. diamonds)
640200
      Primary Mining and Extraction Processes
640201
      Iron ores (i.e. ferrous ores)
640202
      Aluminium ores
640203
      Precious (noble) metal ores
640204
      Titanium minerals, zircon, and rare earth metal ores (e.g. monazite)
640205
      Other non-ferrous ores (e.g. copper, zinc)
640206
      Stone and clay
640299
      Other non-metallic minerals (incl. diamonds)
640300
      First Stage Treatment of Ores and Minerals
640301
      Beneficiation or dressing of iron ores
640302
      Alumina production
640303
      Other beneficiation of bauxite and aluminium ores
640304
      Concentrating processes of other base metal ores
640305
      Production of unrefined precious metal ingots and concentrates
640306
      Beneficiation or dressing of non-metallic minerals (incl. diamonds)
640399
      Other
640400
      Prevention and Treatment of Pollution
640401
      Exploration
640402
      Primary mining and extraction processes
640403
      First stage treatment of ores and minerals

Definitions

Subdivision 640000 - Mineral Resources (Excl. Energy), covers R&D which primarily benefits or has application to the exploration, mining, extraction and processing of mineral resources. It includes R&D directed towards 'clean production' to minimise emissions to the environment from the exploration, mining, extraction and processing of mineral resources (excl. energy) or towards protection of the production site. This subdivision has four groups:

    640100 - Exploration
    640200 - Primary Mining and Extraction Processes
    640300 - First Stage Treatment of Ores and Minerals
    640400 - Prevention and Treatment of Pollution

    Exclusions:


      R&D directed towards:

      (a) production of energy mineral resources is included in Subdivision 650000 Energy Resources; and

      (b) manufacture of processed products from mineral resources (incl. refining and smelting) is included in Subdivision 670000 Manufacturing.
      Group 640100 - Exploration

      This group covers R&D directed towards exploration for minerals including iron ore, other base metals, bauxite and other non-ferrous metal ores, precious metal ores, diamonds and other precious and semi-precious stones, heavy mineral sands, stone, clay and other mineral and metal ores. This group has seven classes:


        640101 - Iron ores (i.e. ferrous ores)
        640102 - Aluminium ores
        640103 - Precious (noble) metal ores
        640104 - Titanium minerals, zircon, and rare earth metal ores (e.g. monazite)
        640105 - Other non-ferrous ores (e.g. copper, zinc)
        640106 - Stone and clay
        640199 - Other non-metallic minerals (incl. diamonds)

        Exclusions:


          R&D directed towards:

          (a) 'clean production' to minimise emissions to the environment from the exploration for mineral resources (excl. energy) or towards protection of the exploration site is included in Group 640400 Prevention and Treatment of Pollution; and

          (b) exploration for energy minerals resources is included in Group 650100 Exploration.
      Group 640200 - Primary Mining and Extraction Processes

      This group covers R&D directed towards mining and extracting iron ore, other base metals, bauxite and other non-ferrous metal ores, precious metal ores, diamonds and other precious and semi-precious stones, heavy mineral sands, stone, clay and other mineral and metal ores. This group has seven classes:


        640201 - Iron ores (i.e. ferrous ores)
        640202 - Aluminium ores
        640203 - Precious (noble) metal ores
        640204 - Titanium minerals, zircon, and rare earth metal ores (e.g. monazite)
        640205 - Other non-ferrous ores (e.g. copper, zinc)
        640206 - Stone and clay
        640299 - Other non-metallic minerals (incl. diamonds)

        Exclusions:


          R&D directed towards:

          (a) 'clean production' to minimise emissions to the environment from the mining and extraction of mineral resources (excl. energy) or towards protection of the production site is included in Group 640400 Prevention and Treatment of Pollution; and

          (b) mining and extracting energy mineral resources is included in Group 650200 Mining and Extraction.
      Group 640300 - First Stage Treatment of Ores and Minerals

      This group covers R&D directed towards processing minerals, including beneficiated iron ore, other base metal intermediates, alumina and other non-ferrous metal intermediates, precious metals, heavy mineral sands and other mineral and metal ore intermediate products and processing diamonds and other precious and semi-precious stones prior to the cut gem stage. This group has seven classes:


        640301 - Beneficiation or dressing of iron ores
        640302 - Alumina production
        640303 - Other beneficiation of bauxite and aluminium ores
        640304 - Concentrating processes of other base metal ores
        640305 - Production of unrefined precious metal ingots and concentrates
        640306 - Beneficiation or dressing of non-metallic minerals (incl. diamonds)
        640399 - Other

        Exclusions:


          R&D directed towards:

          (a) 'clean production' to minimise emissions to the environment from the processing of mineral resources (excl. energy) or towards protection of the production site is included in Group 640400 Prevention and Treatment of Pollution;

          (b) preparation and supply of energy mineral resources is included in Group 650300 Preparation and Supply of Energy Source Minerals; and

          (c) manufacture of processed mineral products (incl. refining and smelting) is included in Group 670800 Basic Metal Products (Incl. Smelting).
      Group 640400 - Prevention and Treatment of Pollution

      This group covers R&D directed towards 'clean production' to minimise emissions to the environment from the exploration, mining, extraction and processing of mineral resources (excl. energy) or towards protection of the production site. This group has three classes:


        640401 - Exploration
        640402 - Primary mining and extraction processes
        640403 - First stage treatment of ores and minerals





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