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NAICS Code 212321 Construction Sand and Gravel Mining

The NAICS Code 212321 is described as
Construction Sand and Gravel Mining
  • Common sand quarrying and/or beneficiating
  • Construction sand and gravel beneficiating (e.g., grinding, screening, washing)
  • Construction sand or gravel dredging
  • Gravel quarrying and/or beneficiating
  • Pebbles (except grinding) mining and/or beneficiating
  • Sand and gravel quarrying (i.e., construction grade) and/or beneficiating
  • Sand, construction grade, quarrying and/or beneficiating

This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in one or more of the following: (1) operating commercial grade (i.e., construction) sand and gravel pits; (2) dredging for commercial grade sand and gravel; and (3) washing, screening, or otherwise preparing commercial grade sand and gravel.

Establishments primarily engaged in mining industrial grade sand are classified in U.S. Industry 212322, Industrial Sand Mining.


It belongs to the code group
NAICS Code 21232 Sand, Gravel, Clay, and Ceramic and Refractory Minerals Mining and Quarrying

To this Code "212321" belongs the sub codes
(No direct sub codes available)

The equivalent ISIC Code (Rev. 3.1) is
1410: Quarrying of stone, sand and clay
  Extraction de pierres, de sables et d'argiles

The nearest NACE Code (Rev. 1.1) is
14.11: Gewinnung von Naturwerksteinen und Natursteinen a.n.g. - Gewinnung von Natursteinen a.n.g.
14.11: Quarrying of ornamental and building stone - Quarrying of stone for construction
14.11: Extraction de pierres pour construction
14.11: Estrazione di pietre per l'edilizia
14.11: Extraccion de piedra para la construccion
14.11: Winning van steen voor de bouw
14.11: Stenbrud og stenfiskeri

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

Translation of the Code description
212321: Construction Sand and Gravel Mining

Alternative Spellings (synonyms): Sande, Sanden, sanders, Constructions, sands
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