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Establishments primarily engaged in mining, beneficiating, or otherwise preparing iron ores and manganiferous ores valued chiefly for their iron content. This industry includes production of sinter and other agglomerates except those associated with blast furnace operations.


SIC Code 1011 - Iron Ores is a final level code of the “Mining” Division. There are 13 companies classified in this industry in the USA.

Industry Examples

Common types of examples within SIC Code 1011 - Iron Ores are:

  • Brown ore mining
  • Hematite mining
  • Iron agglomerate and pellet production
  • Iron ore dressing (beneficiation) plants
  • Iron ore mining
  • Iron ore, blocked: mining
  • Limonite mining
  • Magnetite mining
  • Manganiferous ore mining, valued chiefly for iron content
  • Siderite mining
  • Sintering of iron ore at the mine
  • Taconite mining


For some business types, there may be a similar industry to SIC Code 1011 - Iron Ores that is a better classification match.

Blast furnaces primarily engaged in producing pig iron from iron ore are classified in Manufacturing, SIC Code - 3312.

Extended SIC Code Categories for SIC 1011

For business marketing and targeting, SIC Codes have been extended to provide more specific classifications within SIC Code 1011 – Iron Ores. Extended SIC Codes are being continuously updated to reflect the current business environment.

7-digit SIC

  • 1011001 Iron Ores
  • 1011002 Iron Ore Mining
  • 1011003 Open Pit Iron Ore Mining Nec
  • 1011004 Open Pit Taconite Mining
  • 1011005 Underground Iron Ore Mining
  • 1011006 Iron Ore Preparation
  • 1011007 Iron Ore Beneficiating
  • 1011008 Iron Ore Pelletizing
  • 1011009 Iron Ore Sintering

8-digit SIC

  • 10110000 Iron Ores
  • 10110100 Iron Ore Mining
  • 10110101 Open Pit Iron Ore Mining, Nec
  • 10110102 Open Pit Taconite Mining
  • 10110103 Underground Iron Ore Mining
  • 10110200 Iron Ore Preparation
  • 10110201 Iron Ore Beneficiating
  • 10110202 Iron Ore Pelletizing
  • 10110203 Iron Ore Sintering At The Mine