Advanced Materials

All the metals we mine each year, in one visualization

An employee works in a nickel electrolysis workshop, in Russia. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina

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

Govind Bhutada
Author, Visual Capitalist
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All the metals mined globally in 2019.
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

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

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

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