NAICS Code 212221 Description

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

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NAICS Code 212221 - Gold Ore Mining is a final level code of the “Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction” Sector. There are 25 companies verified as active in this industry in the USA with an estimated employment of 13,846 people.

Industry Sector

Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction

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SBA Size Standard

Maximum 1,500 Employees

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Industry Examples of NAICS 212221

Common types of examples within NAICS Code 212221 - Gold Ore Mining are:

  • Bullion, gold, produced at the mine
  • Calaverite mining and/or beneficiating
  • Gold lode mining and/or beneficiating
  • Gold ore mine site development for own account
  • Gold ore mining and/or beneficiating plants
  • Gold ores, concentrates, bullion, and/or precipitates mining and/or beneficiating
  • Gold placer mining and/or beneficiating
  • Lode gold mining and/or beneficiating
  • Placer gold mining and/or beneficiating
  • Sylvanite mining and/or beneficiating
  • Telluride (gold) mining and/or beneficiating

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For some business types, there may be a similar industry to NAICS Code 212221 - Gold Ore Mining that is a better classification match. Establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing gold bullion or dore bar without mining are classified in NAICS Code - 331410 - Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Smelting and Refining..

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USA Import, Export, and Balance of Trade

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Top Countries by U.S. Imports

Greece $2,399,782
Canada $829,955

Top Countries by U.S. Exports

China $123,888,735
Netherlands $48,345,523
Germany $20,047,007
Japan $8,372,525
Bulgaria $3,195,934

Countries With Highest Trade Surplus

China $123,888,735
Netherlands $48,345,523
Germany $20,047,007
Japan $8,372,525
Bulgaria $3,195,934

Countries With Highest Trade Deficit

Greece -$2,399,782
Canada -$812,985
Switzerland $2,804
Guatemala $3,254
Thailand $3,661

U.S. Total Import value for NAICS Code 212221 is $3,229,737. Greece and Canada accounted for the top imports of Gold Ores in 2018.

U.S. Total Export value for this industry is $205,955,600. China, Netherlands, and Germany accounted for the top exports of Gold Ores in 2018.

Questions & Answers

  • What is the SBA size standard for NAICS 212221?

    Businesses up to 1,500 Employees in size are considered small businesses by SBA.

  • How many active businesses operate in NAICS Code 212221?

    There are 25 verified business locations operating primarily in this industry.

  • What was the total revenue for NAICS Code 212221?

    In 2017 the total revenue for Gold Ore Mining was $9,549,412,000

  • What was the annual payroll for NAICS Code 212221?

    In 2017 the annual payroll for Gold Ore Mining was $1,313,460,000

  • How many people work in NAICS Code 212221?

    The number of reported paid employees is 13,846.