NAICS 5 Digit Industry 21222

Industry 21222

NAICS 5  Digit Industry 21222 – Gold Ore and Silver Ore Mining

Definition of NAICS 5 Digit Industry 21222: This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in developing the mine site, mining, and/or beneficiating (i.e., preparing) ores valued chiefly for their gold and/or silver content. Establishments primarily engaged in the transformation of the gold and silver into bullion or dore bar in combination with mining activities are included in this industry.

Cross-References for Industry 21222

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 21222. Please review to find the most applicable classification.

  • Establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing gold or silver bullion or dore bar without mining are classified in Industry 33141, Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Smelting and Refining.

Other Index Entries for NAICS 5-Digit Industry 21222

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 21222. These index entries further elaborate on the scope of applicable industries that have already been defined at the top of this page.

  • Bullion, gold, produced at the mine
  • Bullion, silver, produced at the mine
  • Calaverite mining and/or beneficiating
  • Gold lode mining and/or beneficiating
  • Gold ore mine site development for own account
  • Gold ore mining and/or beneficiating plants
  • Gold ores, concentrates, bullion, and/or precipitates mining and/or beneficiating
  • Gold placer mining and/or beneficiating
  • Lode gold mining and/or beneficiating
  • Placer gold mining and/or beneficiating
  • Placer silver mining and/or beneficiating
  • Silver ores mining and/or beneficiating
  • Sylvanite mining and/or beneficiating
  • Telluride (gold) 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
    • Subsector 212: Mining (except Oil and Gas)
      • Industry Group 2122: Metal Ore Mining
        • Industry 21222: Gold Ore and Silver Ore Mining
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 212221: Gold Ore Mining
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 212222: Silver Ore Mining

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