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NAICS Code 212322 Industrial Sand Mining

The NAICS Code 212322 is described as
Industrial Sand Mining
  • Abrasive sand quarrying and/or beneficiating
  • Blast sand quarrying and/or beneficiating
  • Enamel sand quarrying and/or beneficiating
  • Filtration sand quarrying and/or beneficiating
  • Foundry sand quarrying and/or beneficiating
  • Glass sand quarrying and/or beneficiating
  • Grinding sand quarrying and/or beneficiating
  • Industrial sand beneficiating (e.g., screening, washing)
  • Industrial sand sandpits and dredging
  • Molding sand quarrying and/or beneficiating
  • Sand, blast, quarrying and/or beneficiating
  • Sand, industrial (e.g., engine, filtration, glass grinding), quarrying and/or beneficiating
  • Silica mining and/or beneficiating
  • Silica sand quarrying and/or beneficiating

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

Establishments primarily engaged in mining commercial (i.e., construction) grade gravel are classified in U.S. Industry 212321, Construction Sand and Gravel Mining.


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

To this Code "212322" 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
212322: Industrial Sand Mining

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