212230 Copper, Nickel, Lead, and Zinc Mining

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in developing the mine site, mining, and/or beneficiating (i.e., preparing) ores valued chiefly for their copper, nickel, lead, or zinc content. Beneficiating includes the transformation of ores into concentrates. Establishments primarily engaged in recovering copper concentrates by the precipitation, leaching, or electrowinning of copper ore are included in this industry.

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in--
  • Refining copper concentrates--are classified in Industry 331410, Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Smelting and Refining; and
  • Developing the mine site, mining, and/or beneficiating iron and manganiferous ores valued for their iron content--are classified in Industry 212210, Iron Ore Mining.
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212231 212231 212230  Blende (zinc) mining and/or beneficiating
212231 212231 212230  Calamine mining and/or beneficiating
212231 212231 212230  Cerussite mining and/or beneficiating
212234 212234 212230  Chalcocite mining and/or beneficiating
212234 212234 212230  Chalcopyrite mining and/or beneficiating
212234 212234 212230  Copper beneficiating plants
212234 212234 212230  Copper ore concentrates recovery
212234 212234 212230  Copper ore mine site development for own account
212234 212234 212230  Copper ores mining and/or beneficiating
212234 212234 212230  Copper-water precipitates
212234 212234 212230  Cuprite mining and/or beneficiating
212231 212231 212230  Galena mining and/or beneficiating
212231 212231 212230  Lead ore mine site development for own account
212231 212231 212230  Lead ore mining and/or beneficiating
212231 212231 212230  Lead-zinc ore mining and/or beneficiating
212234 212234 212230  Nickel concentrates recovery
212234 212234 212230  Nickel ore beneficiating plants
212234 212234 212230  Nickel ore mine site development for own account
212234 212234 212230  Nickel ores mining and/or beneficiating
212231 212231 212230  Smithsonite mining and/or beneficiating
212231 212231 212230  Sphalerite mining and/or beneficiating
212231 212231 212230  Willemite mining and/or beneficiating
212231 212231 212230  Zinc ore mine site development for own account
212231 212231 212230  Zinc ores mining and/or beneficiating
212231 212231 212230  Zinc-blende (sphalerite) mining and/or beneficiating
212231 212231 212230  Zincite mining and/or beneficiating