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September 13, 2021

Five largest copper mines in Australia in 2020

By Carmen

Here are the five largest copper mines by production in Australia, according to GlobalData’s mining database.

1. Olympic Dam Mine

The Olympic Dam Mine is a underground mine located in South Australia. It is owned by BHP and produced an estimated 171.6 Thousand tonnes of copper in 2020. The mine will operate until 2073.

2. Mount Isa Copper Mine

Located in Queensland, the Mount Isa Copper Mine is owned by Glencore Plc. The underground mine produced an estimated 106.49 Thousand tonnes of copper in 2020. The mine will operate until 2023.

3. Cadia Mine

The Cadia Mine is located in New South Wales. It is owned by Newcrest Mining and produced an estimated 96.042 Thousand tonnes of copper in 2020. The mine will operate until 2065.

4. DeGrussa Copper-Gold Mine

The DeGrussa Copper-Gold Mine, owned by Sandfire Resources, is an underground mine located in Western Australia. The mine produced an estimated 72.239 Thousand tonnes of copper in 2020. The mine will operate until 2021.

5. Prominent Hill Mine

Owned by OZ Minerals, the Prominent Hill Mine is an underground mine located in South Australia. It produced an estimated 61.375 Thousand tonnes of copper in 2020. The mine will operate until 2031.

Methodology:
This information is drawn from GlobalData’s mines and projects database, which tracks all operating and developing mines and projects globally. Verdict’s parent company GlobalData provides business information to 4,000 of the world’s largest companies.

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