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Fun Fact!

The world's second largest diamond was recently found in Botswana by Canadian mining company Lucara Diamond Corp. It measures 1,111 carats - which is about the size of a tennis ball!

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  • Association for Iron & Steel Technology  (AIST)

    The Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) is a non-profit organization with 16,000 members from more than 70 countries. With 29 Technology Committees and 22 Local Members Chapters, AIST represents an incomparable network of steel industry knowledge and expertise.
  • Copper Development Association Inc.

    The Copper Development Association Inc. is the market development, engineering and information services arm of the copper industry, chartered to enhance and expand markets for copper and its alloys in North America.
  • International Copper Association (ICA)

    The International Copper Association, Ltd. (ICA), its 43 members and the alliance of national and regional associations responsible for program development and implementation with the ICA’s more than 500 current program partners around the world defend and grow markets for copper based on its superior technical performance and its contribution to a higher quality of life worldwide.
  • International Diamond Manufacturer’s Association (IDMA)

    The International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA) was founded and convened for the first time in 1946, in Antwerp.  It is committed to fostering and promoting the highest ideals of honesty and best practice principles throughout the diamond industry worldwide, as well as full compliance with all relevant national and international laws.
  • International Geoscience Education Organization (IGEO)

    The aims of the International Geoscience Education Organisation (IGEO) are to promote geoscience education internationally at all levels, to encourage developments raising public awareness of geoscience, particularly amongst younger people, to work for enhancement of the quality of geoscience education internationally.

  • International Lead Association (ILA)

    The International Lead Association (ILA) is a focused and dynamic organization dedicated to serving lead producers and other companies that have a direct interest in lead and its use.
  • International Tungsten Industry Association (ITIA)

    The International Tungsten Industry Association provides information on tungsten: its sources, properties and uses.
  • International Zinc Association (IZA)

    The International Zinc Association (IZA) was founded in 1990 and is a non-profit organization based in Brussels, Belgium. IZA has regional offices in China, Europe, Latin America, North America and Southern Africa.  IZA is the only global industry association dedicated exclusively to the interests of zinc and its users. Operating internationally and locally through its regional affiliates, IZA helps sustain the long-term global demand for zinc and its markets by promoting such key end uses as corrosion protection for steel and the essentiality of zinc in human health and crop nutrition.
  • The Nickel Institute

    The Nickel Institute is a nonprofit organization that represents the interests of 22 companies which together produce more than 75% of the world’s annual nickel output. The mission of the Nickel Institute is to promote and support the use of nickel in appropriate applications.
  • The Silver Institute

    The Silver Institute is a nonprofit international association that draws its membership from across the breadth of the silver industry. This includes leading silver mining houses, refiners, bullion suppliers, manufacturers of silver products and wholesalers of silver investment products. Established in 1971, the Institute serves as the industry’s voice in increasing public understanding of the many uses and values of silver.
  • US Geological Survey (USGS)

    The USGS is a science organization that provides impartial information on the health of our ecosystems and environment, the natural hazards that threaten us, the natural resources we rely on, the impacts of climate and land-use change, and the core science systems that help us provide timely, relevant, and useable information.
  • World Gold Council

    The World Gold Council is the market development organisation for the gold industry. Working within the investment, jewellery and technology sectors, as well as engaging in government affairs, our purpose is to provide industry leadership, whilst stimulating and sustaining demand for gold.