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Table 1 List of minerals mined across Arctic and boreal countries (Alaska (US), Canada, Greenland, Iceland, The Faroes, Norway (including Svalbard), Sweden, Finland and Russia) and the number of mines according to a 2015 survey [33]

From: Evidence of the impacts of metal mining and the effectiveness of mining mitigation measures on social–ecological systems in Arctic and boreal regions: a systematic map protocol

Main metal mined Number of mines
Gold 144
Iron 58
Copper 45
Nickel 39
Zinc 27
Diamonds 15
Uranium 8
Potash 7
Silver 6
Molybdenum 4
Lead 4
Chromium 3
Titanium 2
Tin 2
Tungsten 1
Palladium 1
Nobelium 1
Platinum 1
Lithium 1
Rare earth oxides 1
Antimony 1
Manganese 1
Aluminium 1