NAICS Code 212230 Copper, Nickel, Lead, and Zinc Mining

Industry

Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction

Description

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. Establishments primarily engaged in recovering copper concentrates by the precipitation, leaching, or electrowinning of copper ore are included in this industry.

Cross References

Establishments primarily engaged in
  • Refining copper concentrates: classified in Industry 331410, Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Smelting and Refining
  • Developing the mine site, mining, and/or beneficiating iron and manganiferous ores valued for their iron content: classified in Industry 212210, Iron Ore Mining.

Industries Included

  • 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