There are more than 3032 coal mines in operation globally, of which 127 are in Brazil, according to GlobalData’s mines and projects database. The following are the five largest coal mines by production in Brazil in 2022, according to GlobalData’s mining database, which tracks more than 33,000 mines and projects from early exploration to closure across more than 150 countries and over 100 commodities. Buy the latest mine-site profiles here.

1. Arroio dos Ratos Mine

The Arroio dos Ratos Mine is a surface mine located in Rio Grande do Sul. It is owned by Copelmi Mineracao and produced an estimated 4.22 million tonnes of coal in 2022. Buy the profile here.

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2. Recreio Mine

Located in Rio Grande do Sul, the Recreio Mine is owned by Copelmi Mineracao. The surface mine produced an estimated 2.23 million tonnes of coal in 2022. Buy the profile here.

3. Verdinho Mine

The Verdinho Mine is located in Santa Catarina. It is owned by Carbonifera Criciuma and produced an estimated 2 million tonnes of coal in 2022. The mine will operate until 2025. Buy the profile here.

4. Seival Mine

The Seival Mine, owned by Copelmi Mineracao, is a surface mine located in Rio Grande do Sul. The mine produced an estimated 1.59 million tonnes of coal in 2022. Buy the profile here.

5. Candiota Mine

Owned by Companhia Riograndense de Mineracao, the Candiota Mine is a surface mine located in Rio Grande do Sul. It produced an estimated 1.21 million tonnes of coal in 2022. Buy the profile here.

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