2017 Edition

national industry 212221

Gold Ore Mining


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.

The immediate parent of national industry 212221 is international industry 21222: Gold Ore and Silver Ore Mining

2017 NAICS Edition Cross References

  • Establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing gold bullion or dore bar without mining are classified in Industry 331410, Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Smelting and Refining.


The NAICS editions in which this code was present are indicated below. In the event that a code was changed from the prior edition the equivalent value in that edition is provided for reference.

Edition Value
2002 212221 -
2007 212221 -
2012 212221 -
2017 212221 -

Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Mappings

  1. 1041 - Gold Ores

Insurance Industry Mappings

The US Property and Casualty Insurance Industry may use the following classification descriptions which might encompass national industry 212221, Gold Ore Mining:

  1. dredging gold endless bucket or ladder type
  2. dredging gold floating dragline type
  3. gold ore
  4. gold ore and silver ore mining
  5. gold ore mining
  6. metal mining not prospecting
  7. metal mining prospecting
  8. metal ore mining
  9. mining
  10. mining except oil and gas
  11. mining not otherwise classified
  12. mining not otherwise classified not coal surface gold ore
  13. mining not otherwise classified not coal underground all other metal ore
  14. mining not otherwise classified not coal underground gold ore
  15. mining quarrying and oil and gas extraction
  16. ore milling
  17. ore milling or processing
  18. quarrying underground mining


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