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Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Smelting and Refining

Description

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in (1) smelting ores into nonferrous metals and/or (2) the primary refining of nonferrous metals (except aluminum) by electrolytic methods or other processes.

NAICS 331410 Cross Reference

Alternate NAICS Descriptions

  • Antimony refining, primary
  • Bars made in primary copper smelting and refining mills
  • Beryllium refining, primary
  • Bismuth refining, primary
  • Blister copper manufacturing
  • Cadmium refining, primary
  • Chromium refining, primary
  • Cobalt refining, primary
  • Copper alloys made in primary copper smelting and refining mills
  • Copper concentrate refining
  • Copper shapes (e.g., bar, billet, ingot, plate, sheet) made in primary copper smelting and refining mills
  • Copper smelting and refining, primary
  • Germanium refining, primary
  • Gold bullion or dore bar produced at primary metal refineries
  • Gold refining, primary
  • Ingot, primary, nonferrous metals (except aluminum), manufacturing
  • Iridium refining, primary
  • Lead smelting and refining, primary
  • Magnesium refining, primary
  • Nickel refining, primary
  • Niobium refining, primary
  • Nonferrous metal (except aluminum) shapes made in primary nonferrous metal smelting and refining mills
  • Nonferrous metals (except aluminum) made in primary nonferrous metal smelting and refining mills
  • Nonferrous metals (except aluminum) smelting and refining, primary
  • Platinum refining, primary
  • Primary refining of copper
  • Primary refining of nonferrous metals (except aluminum)
  • Primary smelting of copper
  • Primary smelting of nonferrous metals (except aluminum)
  • Refining copper, primary
  • Refining nonferrous metals and alloys (except aluminum), primary
  • Rhenium refining, primary
  • Selenium refining, primary
  • Silver bullion or dore bar produced at primary metal refineries
  • Silver refining, primary
  • Slab, nonferrous metals (except aluminum) primary
  • Smelting of nonferrous metals (except aluminum), primary
  • Tantalum refining, primary
  • Tellurium refining, primary
  • Tin base alloys made in primary tin smelting and refining mills
  • Tin refining, primary
  • Titanium refining, primary
  • Uranium refining, primary
  • Zinc refining, primary
  • Zirconium refining, primary

Related NAICS Codes

  • Mining and making copper and other nonferrous concentrates (including gold and silver bullion), by processes, such as solvent extraction or electrowinning--are classified in Industry Group 2122, Metal Ore Mining;
  • Recovering copper or copper alloys from scrap or dross and/or alloying, rolling, drawing, and extruding purchased copper--are classified in Industry 331420, Copper Rolling, Drawing, Extruding, and Alloying;
  • Rolling, drawing, and/or extruding nonferrous metal shapes (except copper and aluminum) from purchased nonferrous metals (except copper and aluminum) or by recovering nonferrous metals (except copper and aluminum) and rolling, drawing, or extruding--are classified in U.S. Industry 331491, Nonferrous Metal (except Copper and Aluminum) Rolling, Drawing, and Extruding;
  • Recovering nonferrous metals (except copper and aluminum) from scrap and making primary forms and/or alloying purchased nonferrous metals (except copper and aluminum)--are classified in U.S. Industry 331492, Secondary Smelting, Refining, and Alloying of Nonferrous Metal (except Copper and Aluminum);
  • Making aluminum from alumina--are classified in U.S. Industry 331313, Alumina Refining and Primary Aluminum Production;
  • Operating facilities where commingled recyclable materials, such as paper, plastics, used beverage cans, and metals, are sorted into distinct categories without also smelting or refining--are classified in Industry 562920, Materials Recovery Facilities; and
  • Sorting, buying, breaking up scrap metal, and reselling, without also smelting or refining--are classified in Industry 423930, Recyclable Material Merchant Wholesalers.