Lists of countries by mineral production

The following list creates a summary of the two major producers of different minerals (and coal, which is generally not considered a mineral).

Fuels

Fossil fuels

Fossil fuel Largest Producer Second largest producer Complete list
Coal[1]  China  India List of countries by coal production
Natural Gas[2]  United States  Russia List of countries by natural gas production
Petroleum  United States  Saudi Arabia List of countries by oil production

Nuclear fuel

Nuclear fuel Largest Producer Second Largest Producer Complete list
Uranium[3]  Kazakhstan  Canada List of countries by uranium production
Thorium[4]  India  USA Occurrence of thorium

Gemstones

Gem Largest Producer Second Largest Producer Complete list
Fluorite[5]  China  Mexico List of countries by fluorite production
Diamond[6]  Russia  Botswana List of countries by diamond production

Metals

Metal Leading Producer Second Leading Producer Complete list
Aluminium[7]  China  India List of countries by aluminium production
Bauxite[8]  Australia  China List of countries by bauxite production
Bismuth[9]  China  Mexico List of countries by bismuth production
Copper[10]  Chile  Peru List of countries by copper production
Chromium[11]  South Africa  Turkey List of countries by chromium production
Gold[12]  China  Australia List of countries by gold production
Iron ore[13]  Australia  China List of countries by iron ore production
Lithium[14]  Australia  Chile List of countries by lithium production
Manganese[15]  South Africa  Australia List of countries by manganese production
Mercury[16]  China  Mexico List of countries by mercury production
Mica[17]  China  Russia List of countries by mica production
Nickel[18]  Indonesia  Philippines List of countries by nickel production
Niobium[19]  Brazil  Canada List of countries by niobium production
Palladium[20]  Russia  South Africa List of countries by palladium production
Platinum[21]  South Africa  Russia List of countries by platinum production
Silver[22]  Mexico  Peru List of countries by silver production
Tin[23]  China  Indonesia List of countries by tin production
Titanium[24]  China  Russia (tied) List of countries by titanium production
Zinc[25]  China  Peru List of countries by zinc production

References

  1. ^ "Statistical Review of World Energy 2017".
  2. ^ [1]. CIA. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  3. ^ "World Uranium Mining". World Nuclear Association. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  4. ^ http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/TE_1450_web.pdf
  5. ^ World Mineral Production 2009–2013. British Geological Survey. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  6. ^ [2]. USGS. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  7. ^ Aluminum. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  8. ^ Bauxite. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  9. ^ Bismuth. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  10. ^ Copper. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  11. ^ Chromium. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 14 Sep 2020.
  12. ^ Gold. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  13. ^ "Mineral Commodity Summaries 2017" (PDF). U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
  14. ^ Lithium. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  15. ^ Manganese. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  16. ^ Mercury. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
  17. ^ https://www.indexmundi.com/minerals/?product=mica&graph=production
  18. ^ Kuck, Peter H. "Mineral Commodity Summaries 2019: Nickel" (PDF). United States Geological Survey. Archived (PDF) from the original on April 21, 2019. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  19. ^ "Mineral Commodity Summaries 2017" (PDF). U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
  20. ^ Palladium. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  21. ^ Platinum. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  22. ^ Silver. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  23. ^ Tin. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  24. ^ Titanium. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  25. ^ Zinc, p. 2. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 18 October 2020.

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