Mapping mineral deposits and mining around the globe
Apr 11, 20130183;32;To date, more than 1,400 mineral finds have been recorded, including gold, copper, lithium, uranium, iron ore, cobalt, natural gas and oil. Gemstones include emerald, lapis lazuli, red garnet and ruby. 12. China. Gold mining in the Peoples Republic of China recently saw the country emerge as the worlds largest producer.