NAICS 5 Digit Industry 21223

Industry 21223

NAICS 5  Digit Industry 21223 – Copper, Nickel, Lead, and Zinc Mining

Definition of NAICS 5 Digit Industry 21223: This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in developing the mine site, mining, and/or beneficiating (i.e., preparing) ores valued chiefly for their copper, nickel, lead, or zinc content. Beneficiating includes the transformation of ores into concentrates.

Cross-References for Industry 21223

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 21223. Please review to find the most applicable classification.

  • Refining copper concentrates–are classified in Industry 33141, Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Smelting and Refining; and
  • Developing the mine site, mining, and/or beneficiating iron and manganiferous ores valued for their iron content–are classified in Industry 21221, Iron Ore Mining.

Other Index Entries for NAICS 5-Digit Industry 21223

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 21223. These index entries further elaborate on the scope of applicable industries that have already been defined at the top of this page.

  • Blende (zinc) mining and/or beneficiating
  • Calamine mining and/or beneficiating
  • Cerussite mining and/or beneficiating
  • Chalcocite mining and/or beneficiating
  • Chalcopyrite mining and/or beneficiating
  • Copper beneficiating plants
  • Copper ore concentrates recovery
  • Copper ore mine site development for own account
  • Copper ores mining and/or beneficiating
  • Copper-water precipitates
  • Cuprite mining and/or beneficiating
  • Galena mining and/or beneficiating
  • Lead ore mine site development for own account
  • Lead ore mining and/or beneficiating
  • Lead-zinc ore mining and/or beneficiating
  • Nickel concentrates recovery
  • Nickel ore beneficiating plants
  • Nickel ore mine site development for own account
  • Nickel ores mining and/or beneficiating
  • Smithsonite mining and/or beneficiating
  • Sphalerite mining and/or beneficiating
  • Willemite mining and/or beneficiating
  • Zinc ore mine site development for own account
  • Zinc ores mining and/or beneficiating
  • Zinc-blende (sphalerite) mining and/or beneficiating
  • Zincite 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 21223: Copper, Nickel, Lead, and Zinc Mining
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 212231: Lead Ore and Zinc Ore Mining
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 212234: Copper Ore and Nickel Ore Mining

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