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).

FuelsEdit

Fossil fuelsEdit

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 fuelEdit

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

GemstonesEdit

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

MetalsEdit

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
Gold[11]   China   Australia List of countries by gold production
Iron ore[12]   China   Australia 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]   Indonesia   Philippines 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

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ 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.
  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.