Advanced Materials

All the metals we mine each year, in one visualization

An employee for a mining company works in a metal workshop. Image: REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina

Govind Bhutada

Author, Visual Capitalist

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This image shows all the metals that were mined on the planet in 2019. Image: British Geological Survey

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Iron ore is mined more than any other metal. Image: Visual Capitalist

Virtually every industry harnesses the properties of metals in different ways. Image: Visual Capitalist
Beryllium makes up just 0.0001% of the mined industrial metals. Image: Visual Capitalist

Rare metals commonly used in technology and devices. Image: Visual Capitalist
Despite being so well known, gold makes up just 0.3% of the rare metals mined. Image: Visual Capitalist
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