NAICS Code 212325

NAICS 212325

NAICS Code 212325 – Clay and Ceramic and Refractory Minerals Mining

Definition of NAICS Code 212325: This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in one or more of the following:

  1. Mining clay (except kaolin and ball), ceramic, or refractory minerals;
  2. Developing the mine site for clay, ceramic, or refractory minerals; and
  3. Beneficiating (i.e., preparing) clay (except kaolin and ball), ceramic, or refractory minerals.
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Illustrative Examples of NAICS 212325

What are some examples of this code? The bulleted items below are illustrative examples of this classification.

  • Bentonite mining and/or beneficiating
  • Fuller’s earth mining and/or beneficiating
  • Common clay mining and/or beneficiating
  • Magnesite mining and/or beneficiating
  • Feldspar mining and/or beneficiating
  • Nepheline syenite mining and/or beneficiating
  • Fire clay mining and/or beneficiating
  • Shale (except oil shale) mining and/or beneficiating

Cross Reference Guide for Code 212325

What codes are similar to this classification that might be a more applicable code? The cross-reference guide below displays the codes for other similar industries. Please review to find the most applicable classification.

  • Shaping, molding, baking, burning, or hardening clay and nonclay refractories, and structural clay products–are classified in Industry NAICS 327120, Clay Building Material and Refractories Manufacturing;
  • Developing the mine site, mining, and/or beneficiating kaolin or ball clay–are classified in U.S. Industry NAICS 212324, Kaolin and Ball Clay Mining; and
  • Shaping, molding, glazing, and firing pottery, ceramics, and plumbing fixtures–are classified in Industry NAICS 327110, Pottery, Ceramics, and Plumbing Fixture Manufacturing.

Other Index Entries for NAICS 212325

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

  • Andalusite mining and/or beneficiating
  • Aplite mining and/or beneficiating
  • Bentonite mining and/or beneficiating
  • Bleaching clay mining and/or beneficiating
  • Brucite mining and/or beneficiating
  • Burley mining and/or beneficiating
  • Clay (except kaolin, ball) mining and/or beneficiating
  • Clay bleaching
  • Clay, ceramic and refractory minerals, mining and/or beneficiating
  • Clay, fire, mining and/or beneficiating
  • Common clay mining and/or beneficiating
  • Common shale mining and/or beneficiating
  • Cornwall stone mining and/or beneficiating
  • Cyanite mining and/or beneficiating
  • Diaspore mining and/or beneficiating
  • Dumortierite mining and/or beneficiating
  • Earth, fuller’s (e.g., all natural bleaching clays), mining and/or beneficiating
  • Feldspar mining and/or beneficiating
  • Fire clay mining and/or beneficiating
  • Flint clay mining and/or beneficiating
  • Fuller’s earth mining and/or beneficiating
  • Kyanite mining and/or beneficiating
  • Laterite mining and/or beneficiating
  • Magnesite mining and/or beneficiating
  • Nepheline syenite mining and/or beneficiating
  • Olivine, non-gem, mining and/or beneficiating
  • Pegmatite, feldspar, mining and/or beneficiating
  • Pinite mining and/or beneficiating
  • Plastic fire clay mining and/or beneficiating
  • Refractory minerals mining and/or beneficiating
  • Shale (except oil shale) mining and/or beneficiating
  • Sillimanite mining and/or beneficiating
  • Stoneware clay mining and/or beneficiating
  • Syenite, nepheline, mining and/or beneficiating
  • Topaz, non-gem, mining and/or beneficiating
Insurance Conversion Table for NAICS Code 212325

Looking for an insurance classification other than the North American Industry Classification System? If a company falls within the industry defined on this page, then the class codes mentioned below may be applicable. Please note that the bulleted cross-reference guide below is not authoritative. Users should have an insurance professional review to ensure proper insurance classification.

  • NCCI WC (Varies by state): 4000
  • NAICS 212325CA WC: 4000
  • DE WC: 055
  • PA WC: 055
  • MI WC: 4000
  • NJ WC: 4000
  • NY WC: 4000
  • WY WC: 212325
  • GL: 91507
  • SIC: 1459

Resources: Praxiom, AceGroupTDICalifornia Division of Workers Compensation, Delaware Workers Compensation Manual, Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Manual, Michigan Workers’ Compensation Placement Facility: Classification Definitions, New Jersey Workers Compensation and Employers Liability Insurance Manual, New York Workers Compensation and Employers Liability, North American Industry Classification System, Florida Underwriting Guide: Commercial General Liability Classifications,  Standard Industrial Classifications.

The suggested cross reference guide for NAICS code 212325 is based on our research using the resources cited above.

Correlating Code 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, and the most specific is the 6 digit NAICS code (Where you are now). 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 2123: Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
  • Industry 21232: Sand, Gravel, Clay, and Ceramic and Refractory Minerals Mining and Quarrying
  • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 212321: Construction Sand and Gravel Mining
  • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 212322: Industrial Sand Mining
  • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 212324: Kaolin and Ball Clay Mining
  • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 212325: Clay and Ceramic and Refractory Minerals Mining
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