NAICS Code 212391

NAICS 212391

NAICS Code 212391 – Potash, Soda, and Borate Mineral Mining

Definition of NAICS Code 212391: This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in developing the mine site, mining and/or milling, or otherwise beneficiating (i.e., preparing) natural potassium, sodium, or boron compounds. Drylake brine operations are included in this industry, as well as establishments engaged in producing the specified minerals from underground and open pit mines.

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Cross Reference Guide for Code 212391

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.

  • Manufacturing sodium carbonate, boron compounds, and/or potassium salts–are classified in Industry NAICS 325180, Other Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing; and
  • Manufacturing table salt–are classified in U.S. Industry NAICS 311942, Spice and Extract Manufacturing.

Other Index Entries for NAICS 212391

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.

  • Alum, natural, mining and/or beneficiating
  • Borate, natural, mining and/or beneficiating
  • Borax, crude, ground or pulverized, mining and/or beneficiating
  • Boron compounds prepared at beneficiating plants
  • Boron mineral mining and/or beneficiating
  • Colemanite mining and/or beneficiating
  • Glauber’s salt mining and/or beneficiating
  • Kernite mining and/or beneficiating
  • Muriate of potash, mining
  • Potash mining and/or beneficiating
  • Potassium bromide, natural, mining and/or beneficiating
  • Potassium chloride mining and/or beneficiating
  • Potassium compounds prepared at beneficiating plants
  • Potassium compounds, natural, mining and/or beneficiating
  • Potassium salts, natural, mining and/or beneficiating
  • Probertite mining and/or quarrying
  • Salines (except common salt) mining and/or beneficiating
  • Soda ash mining and/or beneficiating
  • Soda ash, natural, mining and/or beneficiating
  • Sodium borates, natural, mining and/or beneficiating
  • Sodium carbonates, natural, mining and/or beneficiating
  • Sodium compounds prepared at beneficiating plants
  • Sodium compounds, natural (except common salt), mining and/or beneficiating
  • Sodium sulfate, natural, mining and/or beneficiating
  • Sulfate, sodium, mining and/or beneficiating
  • Trona mining and/or beneficiating
  • Ulexite mining and/or beneficiating

Insurance Conversion Table for NAICS Code 212391

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): 1164, 1165NAICS 212391
  • CA WC: 1122, 1123
  • DE WC: N/A
  • PA WC: 025
  • MI WC: 1164
  • NJ WC: N/A
  • NY WC: 1170, 1624
  • WY WC: 212391
  • GL: 98002, 98003
  • SIC: 1474

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The suggested cross reference guide for NAICS code 212391 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 21239: Other Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
  • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 212391: Potash, Soda, and Borate Mineral Mining
  • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 212392: Phosphate Rock Mining
  • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 212393: Other Chemical and Fertilizer Mineral Mining
  • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 212399: All Other Nonmetallic Mineral Mining
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