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 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.

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing gold bullion or dore bar without mining are classified in U.S. Industry 331419, Primary Smelting and Refining of Nonferrous Metal (except Copper and Aluminum).
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Corresponding Index Entries
2122212122211041Bullion, gold, produced at the mine
2122212122211041Calaverite mining and/or beneficiating
2122212122211041Gold lode mining and/or beneficiating
2122212122211041Gold ore mine site development for own account
2122212122211041Gold ore mining and/or beneficiating plants
2122212122211041Gold ores, concentrates, bullion, and/or precipitates mining and/or beneficiating
2122212122211041Gold placer mining and/or beneficiating
2122212122211041Lode gold mining and/or beneficiating
2122212122211041Placer gold mining and/or beneficiating
2122212122211041Sylvanite mining and/or beneficiating
2122212122211041Telluride (gold) mining and/or beneficiating