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June 3, 2022updated 10 Jun 2022 1:40pm

Five largest copper mines in Australia in 2021

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 205.3 Thousand Tonnes of copper in 2021. The mine will operate until 2061.

2. Cadia Mine

Located in New South Wales, the Cadia Mine is owned by Newcrest Mining. The underground mine produced an estimated 106.4 Thousand Tonnes of copper in 2021. The mine will operate until 2047.

3. Mount Isa Copper Mine

The Mount Isa Copper Mine is located in Queensland. It is owned by Glencore Plc and produced an estimated 91.5 Thousand Tonnes of copper in 2021. The mine will operate until 2023.

4. Prominent Hill Mine

The Prominent Hill Mine, owned by OZ Minerals, is an underground mine located in South Australia. The mine produced an estimated 62.9 Thousand Tonnes of copper in 2021. The mine will operate until 2031.

5. Carrapateena Mine

Owned by OZ Minerals, the Carrapateena Mine is an underground mine located in South Australia. It produced an estimated 55.3 Thousand Tonnes of copper in 2021. The mine will operate until 2039.

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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