NAICS Code 212222 Silver Ore Mining


Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction


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

Cross References

Establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing silver bullion or dore bar without mining are classified in Industry 331410, Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Smelting and Refining.

Industries Included

  • Bullion, silver, produced at the mine
  • Placer silver mining and/or beneficiating
  • Silver ores mining and/or beneficiating