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Afferro Mining Inc - An established TSX and AIM listed gold and iron ore development company with projects in west Africa.

African Eagle Resources plc — Formerly Twigg Minerals plc. Exploring and developing gold and other mineral resources in eastern and southern Africa. AIM listed and UK-based.

Agricola Resources plc — An OFEX listed UK company exploring for platinum in the Shetland Islands and Scandinavia.

Alba Mineral Resources plc — An AIM listed UK company exploring for gold and nickel in Scotland and Ireland. It is the holding company for Aurum Mineral Resources Ltd.

Anglesey Mining plc — A UK company listed on the LSE which is developing the Parys Mountain base metal deposit on Anglesey.

Anglo American plc — Global leader in mining and natural resources with interests in Africa, Australia and North and South America. It has major operations in gold, platinum, diamonds, base metals, ferrous metals and industrial minerals.

AngloGold Ashanti — One of the world's leading gold mining companies with 21 operations on four continents, a substantial project pipeline and an extensive, worldwide exploration program. Listed on the LSE and five other international stock exchanges.

Anglo Pacific Group plc — Small mining house with listings in London and Australia. It owns coal royalties in Australia and has interests in gold and platinum mining companies in Canada and Australia. It also owns a talc deposit in the Shetlands, Scotland.

Anglo Platinum — World's leading primary producer of platinum group metals (PGM's).  Listed on the Johannesburg and London stock exchanges.

Antofagasta plc — International mining company mainly concentrated in Chile where it owns and operates three copper mines, Los Pelambres, El Tesoro and Michilla.

Aquarius Platinum — Platinum group metals (PGMs) producer in southern Africa.  Listed on the Australian, London and Johannesburg stock exchanges. Took over Ridge Mining plc in July 2009.

Arab Potash Company (APC) — A pan-Arab company formed in 1956. One of the world's leaders in producing potassium chloride. Listed on the LSE.

Avocet Mining plc — A London-based mining company with interests in gold mines in Malaysia Tajikistan and Indonesia. AIM listed.

Barrick Gold Corporation — Leading international gold company with operating mines and development projects in several countries. Listed on the LSE.

Bisichi Mining plc — UK company whose principle interest is operating a South African coal mine.

Beowolf Mining plc— Formerly Beowolf Gold plc. This AIM listed UK-based company is wholly focused on copper and gold prospects in Sweden. The Unst platinum prospect has been sold to Agricola Resources.

BHP Billiton — World's largest diversified resources company.  It has major resources and production of aluminium, energy coal and metallurgical coal, copper, ferro-alloys, iron ore and titanium minerals, and has substantial interests in oil, gas, liquefied natural gas, nickel, diamonds and silver. Listed on the LSE and several other stock exchanges.

Caledonia Mining Corporation — A Canadian-based mining company with interests in South Africa, Zambia and Canada It manages the dormant Cononish gold prospect in Scotland.

Cambridge Mineral Resources plc — UK-based company carrying out gold and base metal exploration in Spain, South America and Central Europe. AIM listed.

Centamin plc — Gold and base metals explorer operating in Egypt. AIM listed.

Cliffs Natural Resources — Formerly Portman Ltd.  A Western Australian based medium sized iron ore producer. AIM listed.

Conroy Diamonds and Gold plc — This AIM listed Irish company is exploring for gold in the Longford-Down Massif of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. It also has exploration interests for diamonds, gold and other minerals in Finland.

Durban Roodepoort Deep Limited (DRDGold) — Mainly a gold producer, based in South Africa, with substantial operations in that South Africa, Papua New Guinea and Fiji. LSE listed.

Ennex International plc — See Petroceltic below.

Eurasia Mining plc — International mineral exploration company, listed on the AIM. Exploring for the platinum group of metals (PGMs) and gold, currently operating in Russia.

European Nickel plc — An AIM-listed company exploring for nickeliferous laterite deposits amenable to acid heap leaching in Albania, Kosovo, Serbia and Turkey.

European Uranium Resources Ltd — Canadian based company active in gold and uranium exploration and development in Slovakia.

Firestone Diamonds plc — UK-based international diamond mining and exploration company with operations in the Namaqualand region of South Africa and Botswana. AIM-listed.

First Quantum Minerals Ltd — Mining and metals company listed on the AIM. Principal activities include mineral exploration, development and mining in the copper and cobalt sectors in Africa.

Galántas Gold Corporation — Formerly European Gold Resources Inc. Canadian-based company, which is developing the Omagh gold deposit in Northern Ireland. Listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Gold Fields Limited — One of the world's largest precious metals producers, with operations in South Africa, Australia and Ghana, and gold and platinum group metals exploration projects worldwide. The company was formed in 1998 through the combination of the gold assets of Gold Fields of South Africa Limited and Gencor Limited. Ordinary shares are listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Griffin Mining Limited — Mining development and investment company. Its principal project is the Caijiaying zinc-gold project in the Peoples Republic of China. AIM-listed.

Harmony Gold — Major gold mining company with the bulk of production from South Africa and with interests in Australia and Papua New Guinea. It trades on several stock markets including the LSE.

Impala Platinum Holdings Limited — Currently produces 29% of world platinum supply from its South African mines, together with associated platinum group metals, nickel, copper and cobalt. While its primary listing is on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange, it has a secondary listing on the LSE.

International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) — Represents the world’s leading companies in the mining and metals industry and to advance their commitment to sustainable development.

Jubilee Platinum plc — AIM-listed mining and exploration company focusing on platinum group metal (PGM) properties with the main focus in South Africa and Madagascar. It also has interests in Canada and Sierra Leone.

Kenmare Resources plc — A mining and minerals exploration company based in Ireland. Its main assets are in Mozambique, where it currently owns 100% of the Moma Titanium Minerals Project. It is listed on the LSE.

KGHM Polska Miedz S.A. — One of the largest companies in the world involved in the production of refined copper and silver. Listed on the LSE. Owns and operates three major copper mining areas in the Lubin area of Poland.

Lonmin plc — Third largest producer of platinum group metals in the world from its South African mines. It has exploration interests for platinum and nickel in Tanzania, South Africa, Canada and Alaska. It is listed on the LSE.

Lundin Mining — Formerly Arcon International Resources plc. Base metals mining company with operations in Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the DRC. The Company currently has four mines in operation producing copper, cobalt, nickel, lead and zinc.

Magna Mining NL — Western Australian based exploration company with significant projects located in Namibia and Western Australia. Formerly know as Reefton Mining NL.

Metorex Limited — Independent mid-tier South African mining company with operations in South Africa and Zambia. Current activity is in copper, antimony, and coal, cobalt, fluorspar and gold. Listed on the LSE.

Mining History Network — A national UK index of mining historians, mining history bibliographies and mining history discussion with links to most UK and many worldwide mining history web sites.

mining-technology.com — Detailed information on coal mines around the world and the latest news in the mining industry.

MinMet plc — Irish-listed company with gold mines in Sweden and Romania and exploration interests in South America and Sweden.

Monterrico Metals plc — Precious and base metals exploration company based in London and working in Peru.

Mwana Africa plc - AIM listed company with operations in Zimbabwe and South Africa, and interests in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Angola, Ghana and Bostwana. Its asset base includes gold, nickel, copper, cobalt and diamonds.

New Boliden — Swedish mining and smelting company focused on the production of copper, zinc, lead, gold and silver form mines in Sweden and Ireland where it owns the Tara zinc mine. Also have exploration interests in the same countries.

Nyota Minerals Ltd — Formerly Dwyka Resources Ltd. Focused on the exploration and development of gold projects in Ethiopia and a nickel deposit in Burundi.

Ormonde Mining plc — This Irish-based and AIM-listed company, focused on acquiring and developing high-grade gold projects in Spain.

Oxus Gold plc — UK-based and AIM listed gold mining and exploration company focused on Central Asia, notably, where it operates the Amantaytau gold mine in Uzbekistan. It also has interests in Kyrgyzstan and owns part of Marakand Minerals which is developing the Khandiza deposit Project in Uzbekistan.

Patagonia Gold plc — precious metals exploration company with a focus in South America.

Petra Diamonds Limited — Specialises in the exploration and exploitation of gem quality diamond deposits in Africa. Operator of six diamond mines, five in South Africa and one in Tanzania.  Listed on the AIM of the LSE.

Petroceltic International plc — Formerly Ennex International plc.  An upstream AIM listed Irish oil and gas exploration and production company with interests in North Africa, the Mediterranean and offshore Ireland.

PT Antam Tbk — Indonesian company undertaking all stages of the mining process from exploration, mining, smelting, and refining through to marketing.  Main products are ferronickel, nickel ore, gold, silver and bauxite.

Randgold Resources — Exploration and development of gold deposits in sub-Saharan Africa and operates the Syama Gold Mine in Mali. Listed on LSE.

Rio Tinto — UK-based, is one of the worlds leading mining companies. It operates on every continent and owns some of the world's largest and most productive mines. Major products include aluminium, copper, diamonds, energy products (coal and uranium), gold, industrial minerals (borax, titanium dioxide, salt, talc and zircon), and iron ore.

St Barbara Mines Limited — Australian gold producer and mineral explorer based in Perth, Western Australia and listed on the AIM.

Tertiary Minerals plc — This UK-based and AIM-listed company, is engaged in exploration and development of gold, base metal, tantalum, diamond and platinum group metal projects in Scandinavia and Saudi Arabia.

Trans-Siberian Gold plc — UK-based resources company, with gold exploration projects in western Siberia and Kamchatka in Russia.

UK COAL PLC — Britain's biggest producer of coal. They have four deep mines located in Central and Northern England and it has five active surface mines. They also own a power generation business utilising waste gas from mines to generate electricity, and have received planning permission for the development of the Group's first two wind farms.

Vatukoula Gold Mines plc - An AIM listed gold producer which focuses on its 100% owned Vatukoula Gold Mine in Fiji.

World Bureau of Metal Statistics — Wholly independent and unaffiliated organisation collecting and collating data from a huge number of global sources. It provides a variety of services, including World Metal Statistics.

Xstrata — Major international natural resources group based in Switzerland and listed on the Swiss and London stock exchanges. It has a significant market share in export thermal coal, copper, zinc and primary vanadium production and a leading market share in ferrochrome production.

Zambia Copper Investments Limited — Their principal asset is 58% of the share capital of Konkola Copper Mines Plc, a Zambian mining company owning three operating copper mines and associated processing facilities. Listed on the LSE.

ZincOx — AIM-listed UK-based company was formed to identify and develop zinc oxide deposits. Their current projects are in the Yemen, Kazakhstan and Canada.