Metals and Mining Stocks

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Metals and Mining Stocks

Metals and mining is a fairly large category encompassing mining companies, metal producers and metal product manufacturers. Here are some highlights and on some of the sub-industries within this category to help you find trade setups or potential investments in areas that interest you. A full list of publicly traded metal and mining stocks can be found by scrolling down or you can access a list of the companies in each group through the industry links on this page.

Aluminum: This section contains producers of alumina and aluminum as well as producers of aluminum based products. Examples of companies in this section include:

Alcoa Inc. (AA)

Kaiser Aluminum Corporation (KALU)

Coal Mining: Most of the companies in the section are U.S. based companies and included are producers of thermal and metallurgical coal. Most of the companies in this section are small or micro-cap companies. Examples of companies in this section include:

Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. (ARLP)

Westmoreland Coal Company (WLB)

Copper Mining: Most of the companies in this section are Canadian based companies that mine copper in addition to other metals. However, two of the largest companies in this section are based in the United States:

Freeport-McMoran, Inc. (FCX)

Southern Copper Corporation (SCCO)

Diamonds: A small selection of Canadian based diamond mining companies are the only diamond mining companies that are publicly traded in U.S. exchanges.

Diversified Mining: In this category you will find some of the largest mining companies in the world. These companies are leading producers in numerous mining categories. Examples include:

BHP Billiton Plc. (BBL)

BHP Billiton Ltd. (BHP)

Rio Tinto Plc. (RIO)

Teck Resources Ltd. (TCK)

Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. (TRQ)


Vedanta Limited (VEDL)

Gold, Large and Mid-Cap and Small-Cap Companies: Most of the gold mining companies listed on U.S. exchanges are headquartered outside of the United States and most are headquartered in either Canada or South Africa. One of the largest U.S. companies in this section is Newmont Mining Corporation (NEM) whose employees were kind enough to fill the car of an InvestSnips contributor when he was running out of gas in the Nevada desert (he will always be grateful, thank you!). Other companies in this section include:

AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AU)

Barrick Gold Corporation (ABX)

Franco-Nevada Corporation (FNV)

Goldcorp Inc. (GG)

Sibanye Gold Limited (SBGL)

Iron Ore: Many of the largest iron ore producers are diversified mining companies and steel companies with significant iron ore production assets. In addition to these companies you will find several small and micro-cap companies in this section.

Metal Services: This category includes metal service centers that distribute and provide supply chain services.

Rare Earth: The companies in this section are currently micro-cap companies.

Royalties and Trusts: These companies do not operate the actual mines or land but instead generate income from leasing out the land to mining companies. Examples of these companies include:

Franco-Nevada Corporation (FNV)

Royal Gold, Inc. (RGLD)

Silver Mining: Similar to other precious metals categories, most of the publicly traded companies are headquartered outside of the United States. Some of the larger companies in this category include:

Pan American Silver Corp. (PAAS)

Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. (WPM)

Steel: This section includes integrated steel producers and companies that manufacture steel products. Examples of companies in this section include:

ArcelorMittal (MT)

Nucor Corporation (NUE)

Steel Dynamics, Inc. (STLD)

Tenaris S.A. (TS)

United States Steel Corporation (X)

Uranium: These companies are engaged in the exploration, development and operation of uranium properties and/or in the processing, refining, conversion and fuel manufacturing stages. Most of the companies in this section are small-sized companies. Examples of companies include:

Cameco Corporation (CCJ)

Related Links:

Publicly Traded Companies by Sector and Industry

List of Companies in the Materials Sector

Industry Links: Metal and Mining Stocks

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Large-Cap Mining

Mid-Cap Mining

Small-Cap Mining

Micro-Cap Mining

Nano-Cap Mining

Precious Metals and Gems


Gold (Large and Mid-Cap)

Gold (Small Cap)

Palladium and Platinum

Precious Metals






Diversified Mining (Includes BHP, Rio Tinto, VALE)

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Metal Services

Metal Service Centers

Scrap Metal

Land and Mineral Interests

Royalties and Trusts

Mining Resources

List of Recent IPOs, ETFs and Comparative Tools

Metal and Mining ETFs

iShares MSCI Global Metals & Mining Producers ETF (PICK) (Excludes gold and silver mining companies; Weighted towards Australia)

SPDR S&P Metals & Mining ETF (XME)

Coal ETFs

Market Vectors Global Coal Index (KOL) (Weighted towards companies from China and the United States)

Copper ETFs

Global X Copper Miners ETF (COPX) (Weighted towards Canada)

Gold Mining ETFs

Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX)

Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners Fund (GDXJ) (Mid and small-sized companies)

iShares MSCI Global Gold Miners ETF (RING)

Global X Gold Explorers ETF (GLDX) (Gold exploration)

PowerShares Global Gold and Precious Metals Portfolio (PSAU) (Gold and precious metals mining companies)

Sprott Gold Miners ETF (SGDM) (Companies chosen based on price correlation to the spot price of gold)

World Gold Leverage

Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bull 3x Shares (JNUG) (Small-sized companies)

Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3X Shares (NUGT) (Daily Target 3x)

ProShares Ultra Gold Miners ETF (GDXX) (Daily Target 2x)

ProShares Ultra Junior Miners ETF (GDJJ) (Small-sized companies)

Gold Short

Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bear 3X Shares (JDST) (Daily Target -3x: Small-sized companies)

Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bear 3X Shares (DUST) (Daily Target -3x)

ProShares UltraShort Gold Miners (GDXS) (Daily Target -2x)

ProShares UltraShort Junior Miners ETF (GDJS) (Small-sized companies; Daily Target -2x)

Lithium ETFs

Global X Lithium ETF (LIT) (Weighted towards the United States)

Rare Earth ETFs

Market Vectors Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF (REMX)

Silver Mining ETFs

iShares MSCI Global Silver Miners Fund (SLVP)

Global X Silver Miners ETF (SIL)

PureFunds ISE Junior Silver (Small Cap Minors/Explorers) ETF (SILJ)

Steel ETFs

Market Vectors Steel ETF (SLX)

Uranium ETFs

Global X Uranium ETF (URA) (Weighted towards Canada)

Market Vectors Uranium+Nuclear Energy ETF (NLR) (Weighted towards the United States)

List of Publicly Traded Metal and Mining Companies

U.S. Exchanges

Agnico Eagle Mines Limited (AEM) (Canada: gold mining)

AK Steel Holding Corporation (AKS) (Stainless and electrical steel products)

Alamos Gold Inc. (AGI) (Canada: gold mining)

Alcoa Inc. (AA) (Aluminum)

Alexco Resource Corp (AXU) (Canada: silver mining)

Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (ATI) (Specialty materials and components)

Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. (AHGP) (Focus on thermal coal)

Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. (ARLP) (Focus on thermal coal)

Almaden Minerals, Ltd. (AAU) (Canada: gold and silver)

Aluminum Corporation of China Limited (ACH) (China: manufactures and distributes alumina, primary aluminum and aluminum fabricated products)

A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (AMRK) (Precious metals dealer)

Americas Silver Corporation (USAS) (Silver: Idaho; Mexico)

AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AU) (South Africa: gold mining)

ArcelorMittal (MT) (Luxembourg – Integrated steel producer)

Asanko Gold Inc. (AKG) (Canada: gold mining)

Avino Silver (ASM) (Canada: silver mining)

B2Gold Corp (BTG) (Canada: gold mining)

Banro Corporation (BAA) (Canada: gold mining)

Barrick Gold Corporation (ABX) (Canada: gold and copper)

BHP Billiton Plc. (BBL) (United Kingdom – Coal, Copper, Iron Ore, Nickle and Uranium)

BHP Billiton Ltd. (BHP) (Australia – Coal, Copper, Iron Ore, Nickle and Uranium)

Buenaventura Mining Company Inc. (BVN) (Peru – Gold and Silver)

Cameco Corporation (CCJ) (Canada: one of the largest uranium producers in the world)

Carpenter Technology Corporation (CRS) (Variety of steel based products)

Centrus Energy Corp. (LEU) (Supplies enriched uranium fuel to nuclear reactors)

Century Aluminum Company (CENX) (Primary aluminum producer)

China Natural Resources, Inc. (CHNR) (China – Zinc/Iron)

Ciner Resources LP (CINR) (Mines trona and soda ash production)

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (CLF) (Iron ore mines and pellet plants)

Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (CLD) (Coal mining)

CNX Coal Resources LP (CNXC) (Coal mining)

Coeur Mining, Inc. (CDE)  (Gold and Silver)

Commercial Metals Company (CMC) (Flat, long and specialty steel, scrap metal)

Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional (SID) (Brazil – Integrated steel company)

Comstock Mining, Inc. (LODE) (Gold and Silver)

CONSOL Energy Inc. (CNX) (Coal mining)

Constellium N.V. (CSTM) (Amsterdam: manufactures aluminum products and components)

Denison Mine Corp (DNN) (Canada: uranium exploration and development company)

Dominion Diamond Corporation (DDC) (Canada: diamonds)

DRDGOLD Limited (DRD) (South Africa: gold mining)

Eldorado Gold Corporation (EGO) (Canada: gold mining)

Endeavour Silver Corporation (EXK) (Silver mining)

Energy Fuels Inc. (UUUU) (Uranium and vanadium mining company)

Entree Gold Inc. (EGI) (Canada: gold and copper)

EMX Royalty Corporation (EMX) (Canada – Copper, Gold, Silver, Lead and Zinc)

Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc. (FMSA) (Diversified mining activities)

Ferroglobe plc (GSM) (Silica)

First Majestic Silver Corp. (AG) (Canada: silver mining)

Foresight Energy L.P. (FELP) (Focus on thermal coal)

Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (FSM) (Canada: silver mining)

Franco-Nevada Corporation (FNV) (Canada: royalty model, gold mining)

Freeport-McMoran, Inc. (FCX) (Copper, molybdenum, gold, oil and natural gas producer)

Friedman Industries Inc. (FRD) (Coil (hot-rolled steel coils) and tubular (steel pipe))

General Moly, Inc (GMO) (Molybdenum mining)

Gerdau S.A. (GGB) (Brazil – Long steel, special steel, iron ore, scrap metal recycling facilities)

Goldcorp Inc. (GG) (Canada: gold mining)

Gold Fields Limited (GFI) (South Africa: gold mining)

Golden Minerals Company (AUMN) (Precious metals)

Golden Star Resources, Ltd. (GSS) (Canada: gold mining)

Gold Resource Corporation (GORO) (Gold and Silver)

Gold Standard Ventures Corporation (GSV) (Canada: gold mining)

Great Panther Silver Limited (GPL) (Canada: silver mining)

Grupo Simec, S.A. de C.V. (SIM) (Mexico – Commercial steel products and special bar quality steels)

Hallador Energy Company (HNRG) (Coal mining)

Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (HMY) (South Africa: gold mining)

Haynes International, Inc. (HAYN) (Nickel and cobalt based alloys)

Hecla Mining Company (HL) (Gold and Silver)

Hi-Crush Partners LP (HCLP)  (Sand)

HudBay Minerals Inc. (HBM) (Canada: copper, gold, silver and zinc)

Iamgold Corporation (IAG) (Canada: gold mining)

India Globalization Capital Inc. (IGC) (Iron Ore Beneficiation Plants in Inner Mongolia and an Iron Ore Trading Company in India)

International Tower Hill Mines Ltd. (THM) (Canada: gold mining)

Kaiser Aluminum Corporation (KALU) (Fabricated aluminum products)

Kinross Gold Corporation (KGC) (Canada: gold mining)

Klondex Mines Ltd. (KLDX) (Gold mining)

Luxfer Holdings plc (Magnesium alloys, magnesium powders and magnesium products; zirconium chemicals and oxides; components in aluminum and magnesium; aluminum and carbon composite gas cylinders)

MAG Silver Corp. (MAG) (Canada: silver)

McEwen Mining Inc. (MUX) (Canada: gold and silver)

Mechel OAO (MTL) (Russia – Coal mining, iron ore, rolled product manufacturing, specialty steel and alloy producer and heat and electrical power)

Mesabi Trust (MSB) (Royalty trust)

MFC Bancorp Ltd. (MFCB)  (Metal service centers)

Minco Gold Corporation (MGH) (Canada: gold mining)

Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. (MDM) (Canada: diamonds)

NACCO Industries, Inc. (NC) (Diversified: coal mining activities; housewares)

Natural Resource Partners L.P. (NRP) (Royalty focused company)

Nevsun Resources Ltd. (NSU) (Canada: copper, gold, silver and zinc)

New Gold Inc. (NGD) (Canada: gold mining)

Newmont Mining Corporation (NEM) (Gold mining)

Nexa Resources S.A. (NEXA) (IPO October 27, 2017; integrated zinc producer)

Northern Dynasty Minerals, Ltd. (NAK) (Canada – Copper, Gold and Molybdenum)

Novagold Resources Inc. (NG) (Canada: gold mining)

Nucor Corporation (NUE) (Steel producer and scrap metal recycling facilities)

Olympic Steel, Inc. (ZEUS) (Metal service centers)

Osisko Gold Royalties (OR) (Canada, mining royalty and exploration company)

Ossen Innovation Co., Ltd. (OSN) (China: Pre-stressed concrete steel materials)

Pan American Silver Corp. (PAAS) (Canada: silver mining)

Paramount Gold Nevada Corp. (PZG) (Gold mining)

Pershing Gold Corporation (PGLC) (Gold mining)

Platinum Group Metals Ltd. (PLG) (Canada – Platinum)

Polymet Mining Corp. (PLM) (Canada – Copper, Nickel and Precious Metals)

POSCO (PKX) (South Korea – Integrated steel company)

Pretium Resources, Inc. (PVG) (Canada: gold mining)

Ramaco Resources, Inc. (METC) (IPO February 3, 2017; metallurgical coal)

Randgold Resources Limited (GOLD) (Jersey: gold mining)

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. (RS) (Metal service centers)

Richmont Mines, Inc. (RIC) (Canada: gold mining)

Rio Tinto Plc. (RIO) (United Kingdom – Aluminum, Copper, Diamonds, Gold, Titanium, Iron Ore, Thermal and Metallurgical Coal and Uranium)

Royal Gold, Inc. (RGLD) (Royalty model: gold mining)

Ryerson Holding Corporation (RYI) (Metal service centers)

Sandstorm Gold Ltd. (SAND) (Canada: gold streaming and royalty)

Seabridge Gold, Inc. (SA) (Canada: gold mining)

Sibanye Gold Limited (SBGL) (South Africa: gold mining; palladium and platinum operations in U.S)

Smart Sand, Inc. (SND) (IPO November 4, 2016: Producer and supplier of Northern White raw frac)

Solitario Exploration & Royalty Corp (XPL) (Diversified mining assets)

Southern Copper Corporation (SCCO) (Copper, coal, lead, molybdenum, silver and zinc)

SSR Mining Inc. (SSRM) (Gold and Silver)

Steel Dynamics, Inc. (STLD) (Integrated steel company and scrap metal recycling facilities)

SunCoke Energy, Inc. (SXC) (Metallurgical coal and coke)

SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. (SXCP) (Metallurgical coal and coke)

Synalloy Corporation (SYNL) (Metals and Chemicals)

Tahoe Resources, Inc. (TAHO) (Gold and Silver)

Tanzanian Royalty Exploration Corporation (TRX) (Canada: gold mining)

Taseko Mines Limited (TGB) (Canada: open pit copper-molybdenum mine)

Teck Resources Ltd. (TECK) (Canada – Copper, Metallurgic Coal and Zinc)

Tenaris S.A. (TS) (Luxembourg: products include tubes, casing and line, mechanical and structural pipes)

Ternium S.A. (TX) (Luxembourg – Integrated steel producer)

Timken Steel Corporation (TMST) (Alloy, carbon and micro-alloy steel, special bar quality (SBQ) large bars, seamless mechanical steel tubing and precision steel components)

Trilogy Metals Inc. (TMQ) (Canada: properties have copper, gold, lead, silver and zinc reserves)

Tronox Limited (TROX) (Mining – Titanium Ore and Soda Ash)

Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. (TRQ) (Canada – Copper, Gold and Coal Mines)

United States Antimony Corporation (UAMY) (Antimony)

United States Lime & Minerals, Inc. (USLM) (Lime and limestone operations)

United States Steel Corporation (X) (Integrated steel producer)

Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc. (USAP) (Semi-finished and finished specialty steel products)

Uranium Energy Corp. (UEC) (Canada: uranium mining company)

Ur Energy Inc. (URG) (Canada: uranium mining company)

U.S. Energy Corp. (USEG) (Oil & Gas and molybdenum mining)

U S Silica Holdings, Inc. (SLCA) (Silica)

VALE S.A. (VALE)  (Brazil – Iron Ore, Nickel, Metallurgical and Thermal Coal, Copper and Precious Metals)

Vedanta Limited (VEDL)  (India Large-Cap – Aluminum, Copper, Iron Ore, Lead, Oil & Gas, Silver and Zinc)

Vista Gold Corporation (VGZ) (Gold mining)

Warrior Met Coal, Inc. (HCC) (IPO April 13, 2017; metallurgical coal producer)

Western Copper and Gold Corporation (WRN) (Canada: gold and copper)

Westmoreland Coal Company (WLB) (Focus on thermal coal)

Westmoreland Resource Partners, LP (WMLP) (Coal mining)

Westwater Resources, Inc. (WWR) (Lithium and uranium exploration and development)

Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. (WPM) (Canada: silver mining)

Worthington Industries, Inc. (WOR) (Value-added steel processor)

Yamana Gold Inc. (AUY) (Canada: gold mining)