BlackRock World Mining Trust plc is a closed-ended equity mutual fund launched by BlackRock Fund Managers Limited. It is managed by BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited. The fund invests in public equity markets across the globe. It seeks to invest in stocks of companies operating in the mining and metal sectors. The fund benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against the Euromoney Global Mining Index. It was formerly known as Merrill Lynch World Mining Trust PLC. BlackRock World Mining Trust plc was formed on December 15, 1993 and is domiciled in the United Kingdom.