NAICS 5 Digit Industry 21221

Industry 21221

NAICS 5  Digit Industry 21221 – Iron Ore Mining

Definition of NAICS 5 Digit Industry 21221: See industry description for 212210 below.

Industry Description of NAICS Code 212210: This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in the following:

  1. Developing mine sites, mining, and/or beneficiating (i.e., preparing) iron ores and manganiferous ores valued chiefly for their iron content and/or
  2. Producing sinter iron ore (except iron ore produced in iron and steel mills) and other iron ore agglomerates.
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Other Index Entries for NAICS 5-Digit Industry 21221

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 21221. These index entries further elaborate on the scope of applicable industries that have already been defined at the top of this page.

  • Agglomerates, iron ore, beneficiating
  • Briquets, iron, mining and/or beneficiating
  • Brown ore mining and/or beneficiating
  • Hematite mining and/or beneficiating
  • Iron ore (e.g., hematite, magnetite, siderite, taconite) mining and/or beneficiating
  • Iron ore agglomerates mining and/or beneficiating
  • Iron ore beneficiating plants (e.g., agglomeration, sintering)
  • Iron ore mine site development for own account
  • Iron ore, blocked, mining and/or beneficiating
  • Limonite mining and/or beneficiating
  • Manganiferous ores valued for iron content, mining and/or beneficiating
  • Siderite mining and/or beneficiating
  • Sintered iron ore produced at the mine
  • Taconite concentrates or agglomerates beneficiating
  • Taconite ores mining and/or beneficiating

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

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