Associated Facility

Any facility controlled by the operating company that is near to the mine lease/property, and essential to the mining operation (including ore processing facilities, stationary physical property such as power plants, port sites, roads, railroads, borrow areas, fuel production or preparation facilities, parking areas, shops, offices, housing facilities, storage facilities and others)

(Source: this is derived in part from the definition of auxiliary facilities in: https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/rules/?id=6131.0010&format=pdf)