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Top 20 mining stories of 2021

Members of Kamoa-Kakula’s multinational team of geologists and engineers. (Credit: Ivanhoe)

Pandemic-related upheavals aside, 2021 was another tumultuous year on mining and metals markets. After record setting runs for iron ore, lithium, tin and copper prices and torrid trading in mining stocks earlier in the year, some of the bullish sentiment faded into the final stretch, but prospects for the industry remain rosy for 2022.  

MINING.COM’s community grew by over three million over the last two years, reaching over eight million readers in 2021. That is an indication of how mining is growing in importance within the broader world as green energy infrastructure booms and electric cars transform the auto market, and with it, demand for battery metals.

Here is a selection of the most popular mining and metals articles on MINING.COM in 2021 with an average of more than 50,000 reads each: