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NAICS Code 212111 Bituminous Coal and Lignite Surface Mining

The NAICS Code 212111 is described as
Bituminous Coal and Lignite Surface Mining
  • Bituminous coal and lignite surface mine site development for own account
  • Bituminous coal cleaning plants
  • Bituminous coal crushing
  • Bituminous coal or lignite beneficiating (e.g., cleaning, crushing, screening, washing)
  • Bituminous coal screening plants
  • Bituminous coal stripping (except on a contract, fee, or other basis)
  • Bituminous coal surface mining and/or beneficiating
  • Bituminous coal washeries
  • Brown coal mining and/or beneficiating
  • Cleaning plants, bituminous coal
  • Coal beneficiating plants, bituminous or lignite (surface or underground)
  • Coal, bituminous, beneficiating
  • Coal, brown, mining and/or beneficiating
  • Crushing plants, bituminous coal
  • Culm bank recovery, bituminous coal or lignite (except on a contract basis)
  • Lignite surface mining and/or beneficiating
  • Screening plants, bituminous coal or lignite
  • Semianthracite surface mining and/or beneficiating
  • Semibituminous coal surface mining and/or beneficiating
  • Strip mining, bituminous coal or lignite, on own account
  • Strip mining, lignite, on own account
  • Subbituminous coal surface mining and/or beneficiating
  • Tipple operation, bituminous coal mining and/or beneficiating
  • Washeries, bituminous coal or lignite

This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in one or more of the following: (1) surface mining or development of bituminous coal and lignite; (2) developing bituminous coal and lignite surface mine sites; and (3) beneficiating bituminous coal (e.g., cleaning, washing, screening, and sizing coal) whether mined on surface or underground.

Establishments primarily engaged in-
· Manufacturing coke oven products in coke oven establishments-are classified in U.S. Industry 324199, All Other Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing;
· Underground mining of bituminous coal-are classified in U.S. Industry 212112, Bituminous Coal Underground Mining; and
· Mining and/or beneficiating anthracite coal-are classified in U.S. Industry 212113, Anthracite Mining.


It belongs to the code group
NAICS Code 21211 (Inofficial Code)

To this Code "212111" belongs the sub codes
(No direct sub codes available)

The equivalent ISIC Code (Rev. 3.1) is
1010: Mining and agglomeration of hard coal
  Extraction et agglomération de houille

The nearest NACE Code (Rev. 1.1) is
10.10: Steinkohlenbergbau und -brikettherstellung
10.10: Mining and agglomeration of hard coal

The equivalent CPC Code (Rev. 1.1) is
xxxx: No Code defined

Translation of the Code description
212111: Bituminous Coal and Lignite Surface Mining

Alternative Spellings (synonyms): coal, Coals
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