LONDON, U.K. – STANDARD BANK and RAW MATERIALS GROUP have created two world mining maps, “Base Metals & Refineries” and “Precious Metals & Diamond Mines.” The maps are the first to be produced since 1988, and provide a snapshot of the state of the industry, as well as a clear indication of the major mining districts of the world.
To be included on the map, an operation had to have reached a minimum qualifying production threshold. The Base Metals & Refineries map shows the distribution of all the major copper, nickel, zinc, lead, tin and bauxite/aluminum mines and primary metal processing plants throughout the world. The Precious Metals & Diamond Mines map shows the distribution of the most important gold, silver, platinum group metals (platinum, palladium and rhodium) and diamond mines throughout the world.
The Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland provided the GIS and artwork for the maps. The maps include the most recent full year production data available, and include data for China, Russia and the CIS. They are 100 cm high and 128 cm wide. The scale is 1:33,000,000 (equator).
The maps are on sale through Raw Materials Group. The price of one map is 270; the price for both maps is 500. These prices exclude shipping and handling. Prices can be quoted in US dollars or euros. For more information, please contact: Raw Materials Group at email@example.com, www.rmg.se or phone +46 8 744-0065.