[caption id="attachment_1003717913" align="aligncenter" width="530"] Canada’s Barrick Gold is the eighth largest miner in the world. Seen here, the Williams gold mine near Hemlo, Ont.
VANCOUVER – Thanks to the diligent work of MINING.com
, we now have a list of the world’s largest mining companies by capitalization (reported in U.S. dollars).
“At the end of the first quarter this year the top 50 companies had a combined worth of $842 billion. In total these companies' added $258 billion in market capitalization over the past 12 months and a good fifth of those gains occurred in 2017,” they reported.
The growth is indicative of an industry in recovery.
No surprise the top companies are those whose names are frequently mentioned as the biggest: No.1 BHP Billiton
($90.67 billion), No.2 Rio Tinto
($74.04 billion), No.3 Glencore
($55.98 billion), No.4 China Shenhua Energy
($54.96 billion), and No.5 Vale
The first Canadian company on the list is No.8 Barrick Gold
($22.67 billion), nestled between No.7 Norilsk Nickel
and No.9 Anglo American
Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan
rings in at No.15 with $14.19 billion. Teck Resources
is No. 18 ($12.95 billion), and Goldcorp
is No.20 ($12.58 billion). The next Canadian is No.22 Franco Nevada
($11.69 billion), then No.30 Agnico Eagle Mines
($9.86 billion), No.33 Silver Wheaton
($9.58 billion), No.40 First Quantum Minerals
($7.21 billion), and No.45 Turquoise Hill Resources
That’s nine Canadian miners on a list of 50 from around the world. Congratulations!
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