NAICS Code Description

212230 - Copper, Nickel, Lead, and Zinc Mining

Top Businesses by Annual Sales for 212230 – Click for Complete Profiles:

Freeport-Mcmoran IncThompson Creek Metals Co Inc
Americas Mining CorporationClimax Molybdenum Mktg Corp
Kennecott Holdings CorporationSilver Bell Mining LLC
BHP Holdings (resources) IncDOE Run Resources Corporation

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.
Index Entries for 212230
212231212231212230212230Blende (zinc) mining and/or beneficiating
212231212231212230212230Calamine mining and/or beneficiating
212231212231212230212230Cerussite mining and/or beneficiating
212234212234212230212230Chalcocite mining and/or beneficiating
212234212234212230212230Chalcopyrite mining and/or beneficiating
212234212234212230212230Copper beneficiating plants
212234212234212230212230Copper ore concentrates recovery
212234212234212230212230Copper ore mine site development for own account
212234212234212230212230Copper ores mining and/or beneficiating
212234212234212230212230Copper-water precipitates
212234212234212230212230Cuprite mining and/or beneficiating
212231212231212230212230Galena mining and/or beneficiating
212231212231212230212230Lead ore mine site development for own account
212231212231212230212230Lead ore mining and/or beneficiating
212231212231212230212230Lead-zinc ore mining and/or beneficiating
212234212234212230212230Nickel concentrates recovery
212234212234212230212230Nickel ore beneficiating plants
212234212234212230212230Nickel ore mine site development for own account
212234212234212230212230Nickel ores mining and/or beneficiating
212231212231212230212230Smithsonite mining and/or beneficiating
212231212231212230212230Sphalerite mining and/or beneficiating
212231212231212230212230Willemite mining and/or beneficiating
212231212231212230212230Zinc ore mine site development for own account
212231212231212230212230Zinc ores mining and/or beneficiating
212231212231212230212230Zinc-blende (sphalerite) mining and/or beneficiating
212231212231212230212230Zincite mining and/or beneficiating