Industry Sector

Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction

Total Companies


Est. Employment



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 silver content. Establishments primarily engaged in transformation of the silver into bullion or dore bar in combination with mining activities are included in this industry.


NAICS Code 212222 - Silver Ore Mining is a final level code of the “Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction” Sector. There are 9 companies classified in this industry in the USA with an estimated employment of 1,169 people.

Industry Examples

Common types of examples within NAICS Code 212222 - Silver Ore Mining are:

  • Bullion, silver, produced at the mine
  • Placer silver mining and/or beneficiating
  • Silver ores mining and/or beneficiating


For some business types, there may be a similar industry to NAICS Code 212222 - Silver Ore Mining that is a better classification match. Establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing silver bullion or dore bar without mining are classified in NAICS Code - 331410 - Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Smelting and Refining..