SIC Code 1221 Bituminous Coal and Lignite Surface Mining




Establishments primarily engaged in producing bituminous coal or lignite at surface mines or in developing bituminous coal or lignite surface mines. This industry includes auger mining, strip mining, culm bank mining, and other surface mining, by owners or lessees or by establishments which have complete responsibility for operating bituminous coal and lignite surface mines for others on a contract or fee basis. Bituminous coal and lignite preparation plants performing such activities as cleaning, crushing, screening or sizing are included if operated in conjunction with a mine site, or if operated independently of any type of mine. 

Illustrative Examples

  • Brown coal mining
  • Cleaning plants, bituminous coal
  • Coal mining, bituminous: surface
  • Coal preparation plants, bituminous or lignite
  • Crushing plants, bituminous coal
  • Culm bank recovery, bituminous coal or lignite: except on a contract
  • Hard coal surface mining, except Pennsylvania anthracite
  • Lignite mining
  • Preparation plants, bituminous coal or lignite
  • Screening plants, bituminous coal
  • Semianthracite surface mining
  • Semibituminous coal surface mining
  • Strip mining, bituminous coal: except on a contract basis
  • Strip mining, lignite: except on a contract basis
  • Subbituminous coal surface mining
  • Washeries, bituminous coal or lignite

Industry Leaders

Further Classification

6-digit SIC

  • 122101Coal Washing
  • 122102Coal Mining & Shipping

7-digit SIC

  • 1221001Coal Mining & Shipping
  • 1221002Bituminous Strip Mining
  • 1221003Bituminous Coal Surface Mining
  • 1221004Bituminous Auger Mining
  • 1221005Culm Bank Mining
  • 1221006Lignite Strip Mining
  • 1221007Lignite Surface Mining Nec
  • 1221008Bituminous Coal & Lignite Loading & Preparation
  • 1221009Bituminous Or Lignite Coal Preparation Plants
  • 1221010Bituminous Or Lignite Unit Train Loading Facilities
  • 1221011Bituminous Surface Mining Nec
  • 1221012Coal Washing

8-digit SIC

  • 12210000Bituminous Coal And Lignite-surface Mining
  • 12210100Bituminous Coal Surface Mining
  • 12210101Auger Mining, Bituminous
  • 12210102Culm Bank Mining
  • 12210103Strip Mining, Bituminous
  • 12210104Strip Mining, Lignite
  • 12210105Surface Mining, Bituminous, Nec
  • 12210106Surface Mining, Lignite, Nec
  • 12210200Bituminous Coal And Lignite Loading And Preparation
  • 12210201Coal Preparation Plant, Bituminous Or Lignite
  • 12210202Unit Train Loading Facility, Bituminous Or Lignite
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Industry Overview

Total Companies:1412

Est. Employment:48798