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 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 on 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)

Iron Ore



Rare Earth


Soda Ash







Metal Services

Metal Service Centers

Scrap Metal

Land and Mineral Interests

Royalties and Trusts