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Leading Countries of Mineral Production

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Leading Countries of Mineral Production article presents the list of all the important World's Leading Countries for Mineral Production. This article will be helpful to the students for GA/GK preparation in many competitive exams.

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A Mineral is a naturally occurring chemical compound, usually of crystalline form and abiogenic in origin (not produced by life processes). A mineral has one specific chemical composition, whereas a rock can be an aggregate of different minerals or mineraloids. The study of minerals is called mineralogy. There are over 5,300 known mineral species as of September 2017, over 5,290 of these had been approved by the International Mineralogical Association (IMA).
Minerals are basic and essential raw materials in our daily lives and are vital for economic, social and technological development. Minerals can be classified both according to physical and chemical properties. The major minerals include talc, iron, copper, aluminum, gypsum, apatite, topaz, quartz, corundum, diamond, calcite, fluorite, silicon, oxygen, magnesium, manganese, and antimony.
Leading Countries of Mineral Production in the World are as listed below:
Name of Mineral Largest Producer Second Largest Producer
Coal China United States
Natural Gas United States Russia
Petroleum United States Saudi Arabia
Uranium Kazakhstan Canada
Fluorite China Mexico
Diamond Russia Botswana
Aluminium China Russia
Bauxite Australia China
Bismuth China Mexico
Copper Chile China
Gold China Australia
Iron ore China Australia
Lithium Australia Chile
Manganese South Africa China
Nickel Philippines Russia
Palladium Russia South Africa
Platinum South Africa Russia
Silver Mexico China
Tin China Indonesia
Titanium Australia South Africa
Zinc China Australia