Can the price of Rio Tinto plc & BHP Billiton plc double again?

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Rio Tinto mining pit

The big mining giants Rio Tinto(LSE: RIO) and BHP Billiton(LSE: BLT) were amongst the best stocks to own in 2016, and the companies' shares have put in a spectacular performance over the past 12 months. But can lightning strike the same spot twice?

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Owain Bennallack owns shares of BHP Billiton. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Rio Tinto. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.