NAICS 5 Digit Industry 21211

Industry 21211

NAICS 5  Digit Industry 21211 – Coal Mining

Definition of NAICS 5 Digit Industry 21211: This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in one or more of the following:

  1. Mining bituminous coal, anthracite, and lignite by underground mining, auger mining, strip mining, culm bank mining, and other surface mining;
  2. Developing coal mine sites; and
  3. Beneficiating (i.e., preparing) coal (e.g., cleaning, washing, screening, and sizing coal).

Cross-References for Industry 21211

What codes are similar to this industry that might be more applicable? The cross-reference guide below displays the codes that are similar to industry 21211. Please review to find the most applicable classification.

  • Manufacturing coke oven products in coke oven establishments–are classified in Industry 32419, Other Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing; and
  • Manufacturing coal products in steel mills–are classified in Industry 33111, Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing.

Other Index Entries for NAICS 5-Digit Industry 21211

The North American Industry Classification System contains multiple index entries that are each descriptive of the same code. The bulleted list below shows all applicable index entries (Current and former) that are associated with industry 21211. These index entries further elaborate on the scope of applicable industries that have already been defined at the top of this page.

  • Anthracite beneficiating (e.g., crushing, screening, washing, cleaning, sizing)
  • Anthracite mining and/or beneficiating
  • Bituminous coal and lignite surface mine site development for own account
  • Bituminous coal cleaning plants
  • Bituminous coal crushing
  • Bituminous coal or lignite beneficiating (e.g., cleaning, crushing, screening, washing)
  • Bituminous coal screening plants
  • Bituminous coal stripping (except on a contract, fee, or other basis)
  • Bituminous coal surface mining and/or beneficiating
  • Bituminous coal underground mine site development for own account
  • Bituminous coal underground mining or mining and beneficiating
  • Bituminous coal washeries
  • Breakers, anthracite mining and/or beneficiating
  • Brown coal mining and/or beneficiating
  • Cleaning plants, anthracite coal
  • Cleaning plants, bituminous coal
  • Coal beneficiating plants, anthracite
  • Coal beneficiating plants, bituminous or lignite (surface or underground)
  • Coal, anthracite, mining and/or beneficiating
  • Coal, bituminous, beneficiating
  • Coal, bituminous, underground mining or mining and beneficiating
  • Coal, brown, mining and/or beneficiating
  • Crushing plants, bituminous coal
  • Culm bank recovery, anthracite (except on a contract basis)
  • Culm bank recovery, bituminous coal or lignite (except on a contract basis)
  • Hard coal (i.e., anthracite) surface mining
  • Hard coal (i.e., anthracite) underground mining
  • Lignite surface mining and/or beneficiating
  • Pennsylvania anthracite mining and/or beneficiating
  • Preparation plants, anthracite
  • Screening plants, anthracite
  • Screening plants, bituminous coal or lignite
  • Semianthracite surface mining and/or beneficiating
  • Semianthracite underground mining or mining and beneficiating
  • Semibituminous coal surface mining and/or beneficiating
  • Semibituminous coal underground mining or mining and beneficiating
  • Strip mining, anthracite, on own account
  • Strip mining, bituminous coal or lignite, on own account
  • Strip mining, lignite, on own account
  • Subbituminous coal surface mining and/or beneficiating
  • Subbituminous coal underground mining or mining and beneficiating
  • Tipple operation, bituminous coal mining and/or beneficiating
  • Washeries, anthracite
  • Washeries, bituminous coal or lignite

Industry Breakdown for North American Industry Classification System

NAICS codes are broken down by digit. The broadest description starts with the 2 digit sector codes. The 3 digit subsector codes are more specific, then the 4 digit industry group, 5 digit industry (Where you are now), and the most specific is the 6 digit NAICS code. If the code on this page does not describe the industry of the business in question, then select the largest applicable code below. From there, follow through the progression of smaller digits to the larger digits in order to obtain the most specific 6 digit classification.

  • Sector 21: Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
    • Subsector 212: Mining (except Oil and Gas)
      • Industry Group 2121: Coal Mining
        • Industry 21211: Coal Mining
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 212111: Bituminous Coal and Lignite Surface Mining
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 212112: Bituminous Coal Underground Mining
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 212113: Anthracite Mining

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