Lists of countries by mineral production

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

Fuels[edit]

Fossil fuels[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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

Metals[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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. ^ Gold. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  12. ^ "Mineral Commodity Summaries 2017" (PDF). U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
  13. ^ Lithium. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  14. ^ Manganese. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  15. ^ Mercury. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
  16. ^ https://www.indexmundi.com/minerals/?product=mica&graph=production
  17. ^ Nickel. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  18. ^ "Mineral Commodity Summaries 2017" (PDF). U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
  19. ^ Palladium. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  20. ^ Platinum. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  21. ^ Silver. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  22. ^ Tin. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  23. ^ Titanium. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  24. ^ Zinc, p. 187. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 8 October 2015.