NAICS Code 21229 Other Metal Ore 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) metal ores (except iron and manganiferous ores valued for their iron content, gold ore, silver ore, copper, nickel, lead, and zinc ore).

Cross References

Establishments primarily engaged in
  • Developing the mine site, mining, and/or beneficiating iron and manganiferous ores valued chiefly for their iron content: classified in Industry 21221, Iron Ore Mining
  • Developing the mine site, mining, and/or beneficiating ores valued chiefly for their gold or silver content: are classified in Industry 21222, Gold Ore and Silver Ore Mining
  • Developing the mine site, mining, and/or beneficiating ores valued chiefly for their copper, nickel, lead, or zinc content: classified in Industry 21223, Copper, Nickel, Lead, and Zinc Mining
  • Enriching uranium: classified in Industry 32518, Other Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing.

Illustrative Examples

  • Uranium-radium-vanadium ores mining and/or beneficiating
  • Tantalum ores mining and/or beneficiating
  • Ilmenite ores mining and/or beneficiating
  • Columbite ores mining and/or beneficiating
  • Tungsten ores mining and/or beneficiating
  • Molybdenum ores mining and/or beneficiating
  • Antimony ores mining and/or beneficiating

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