NAICS Code 21222 - Gold Ore and Silver Ore Mining

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Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction

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


For some business types, there may be a similar industry to NAICS Code 21222 - Gold Ore and Silver Ore Mining that is a better classification match. Establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing gold or silver bullion or dore bar without mining are classified in NAICS Code - 33141 - Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Smelting and Refining..