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June 3, 2022updated 13 Jun 2022 11:16am

Five largest copper mines in Brazil in 2021

By Carmen

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

1. Salobo Mine

The Salobo Mine is a surface mine located in Para. It is owned by Vale and produced an estimated 191.7 Thousand Tonnes of copper in 2021. The mine will operate until 2053.

2. Sossego Mine

Located in Para, the Sossego Mine is owned by Vale. The surface mine produced an estimated 86 Thousand Tonnes of copper in 2021. The mine will operate until 2028.

3. Chapada Mine

The Chapada Mine is located in Goias. It is owned by Lundin Mining and produced an estimated 49.5 Thousand Tonnes of copper in 2021. The mine will operate until 2050.

4. R22W Mine

The R22W Mine, owned by Ero Copper, is a surface mine located in Bahia. The mine produced an estimated 47.6 Thousand Tonnes of copper in 2021.

5. Vermelhos Mine

Owned by Ero Copper, the Vermelhos Mine is an underground mine located in Bahia. It produced an estimated 28.5 Thousand Tonnes of copper in 2021. The mine will operate until 2026.

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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