Mind Map Description
Interactive Mind Map based on Mining Operations of Norilsk Nickel website. Source:
Norilsk Nickel is the world’s largest producer of nickel and palladium and one of the leading producers of platinum and copper. It also produces various by-products, such as cobalt, chromium, rhodium, silver, gold, iridium, ruthenium, selenium, tellurium and sulfur.
The Group is involved in prospecting, exploration, extraction, refining and metallurgical processing of minerals, as well as in production, marketing and sale of base and precious metals.
Norilsk Nickel’s production facilities are located on three continents and in five countries: Russia, Australia, Botswana, Finland, and South Africa.
Forbes Magazine ranked Norilsk Nickel #338 in the overall list of the Global 2000 Leading
Public Companies (April 2011).
Forbes Global 2000
The Forbes Global 2000 is an annual
ranking of the biggest 2000 public companies in the world by Forbes magazine. The
ranking is based on a mix of four metrics: sales, profit, assets and market
value. The market value calculation is as of March 11 closing prices, including all common shares outstanding.
Primary sources of data: Interactive Data, Thomson Reuters Fundamentals and Worldscope databases via FactSet Research Systems for companies that were publicly trading as of March 11, 2011.
The list has been published since 2003.
Read more at Forbes.com.
Mining is the extraction of valuable minerals or other
geological materials from the earth, usually from an ore body, vein or (coal)
seam. Materials recovered by mining include base metals, precious metals, iron,
uranium, coal, diamonds, limestone, oil shale, rock salt and potash. Any
material that cannot be grown through agricultural processes, or created
artificially in a laboratory or factory, is usually mined. Mining in a wider
sense comprises extraction of any non-renewable resource.