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Establishments primarily engaged in mining gold ores from lode deposits or in the recovery of gold from placer deposits by any method. In addition to ore dressing methods such as crushing, grinding, gravity concentration, and froth flotation, this industry includes amalgamation, cyanidation, and the production of bullion at the mine, mill, or dredge site.


SIC Code 1041 - Gold Ores is a final level code of the “Mining” Division. There are 60 companies classified in this industry in the USA.

Industry Examples

Common types of examples within SIC Code 1041 - Gold Ores are:

  • Bullion, gold: produced at mine, mill, or dredge site
  • Calaverite mining
  • Lode gold mining
  • Placer gold mining
  • Sylvanite mining
  • Telluride (gold) mining

Extended SIC Code Categories for SIC 1041

For business marketing and targeting, SIC Codes have been extended to provide more specific classifications within SIC Code 1041 – Gold Ores. Extended SIC Codes are being continuously updated to reflect the current business environment.

6-digit SIC

  • 104101 Gold Panning
  • 104198 Gold Ores

7-digit SIC

  • 1041001 Gold Ores
  • 1041002 Gold Ores Mining
  • 1041003 Open Pit Gold Mining
  • 1041004 Placer Gold Mining
  • 1041005 Underground Gold Mining
  • 1041006 Gold Ore Processing
  • 1041007 Gold Bullion Production
  • 1041008 Gold Ore Milling
  • 1041009 Gold Recovery From Tailings
  • 1041010 Gold Panning

8-digit SIC

  • 10410000 Gold Ores
  • 10410100 Gold Ores Mining
  • 10410101 Open Pit Gold Mining
  • 10410102 Placer Gold Mining
  • 10410103 Underground Gold Mining
  • 10410200 Gold Ores Processing
  • 10410201 Gold Bullion Production
  • 10410202 Gold Ore Milling
  • 10410203 Gold Recovery From Tailings