NAICS Code 21239 Other Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying

Industry

Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction

Description

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in developing the mine site, mining, and/or milling or otherwise beneficiating (i.e., preparing) nonmetallic minerals (except coal, stone, sand, gravel, clay, ceramic, and refractory minerals).

Cross References

Establishments primarily engaged in
  • Mining or quarrying dimension stone: classified in Industry 21231, Stone Mining and Quarrying
  • Mining or quarrying sand, gravel, clay and ceramic and refractory minerals: classified in Industry 21232, Sand, Gravel, Clay, and Ceramic and Refractory Minerals Mining and Quarrying
  • Calcining, dead burning, or otherwise processing (i.e., beyond basic preparation) minerals, such as talc, mica, feldspar, barite, and soapstone: classified in Industry 32799, All Other Nonmetallic MineralProduct Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing boron compounds and potassium salts: classified in Industry 32518, Other Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing table salt: classified in Industry 31194, Seasoning and Dressing Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing salt (except table salt): classified in Industry 32599, All Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing phosphoric acid, superphosphates, or other phosphatic fertilizer materials: classified in Industry 32531, Fertilizer Manufacturing.

Illustrative Examples

  • Rock salt mining and/or beneficiating
  • Phosphate rock mining and/or beneficiating
  • Borate, natural, mining and/or beneficiating
  • Potash mining and/or beneficiating
  • Peat mining and/or beneficiating
  • Barite mining and/or beneficiating

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