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Mining (extraction) of ores

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This BREF covers the extraction of ores on an industrial scale including on-site treatment operations, such as comminution, size control, beneficiation and upgrading. The ores concerned are bauxite, chromium, cobalt, copper, gold, iron, lead, lithium, manganese, nickel, palladium, platinum, tin, tungsten and zinc.

The activity is specified in point 3.6 of Annex I to the revised Industrial Emissions Directive (IED 2.0).