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June 3, 2022updated 13 Jun 2022 12:24pm

Five largest copper mines in Canada in 2021

By Carmen

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

1. Highland Valley Copper Mine

The Highland Valley Copper Mine is a surface mine located in British Columbia. It is owned by Teck Resources and produced an estimated 130.5 Thousand Tonnes of copper in 2021. The mine will operate until 2040.

2. Gibraltar Mine

Located in British Columbia, the Gibraltar Mine is owned by Taseko Mines. The surface mine produced an estimated 56.7 Thousand Tonnes of copper in 2021. The mine will operate until 2039.

3. Copper Mountain Mine

The Copper Mountain Mine is located in British Columbia. It is owned by Copper Mountain Mining and produced an estimated 40.9 Thousand Tonnes of copper in 2021. The mine will operate until 2051.

4. Mount Milligan Mine

The Mount Milligan Mine, owned by Centerra Gold, is a surface mine located in British Columbia. The mine produced an estimated 39.4 Thousand Tonnes of copper in 2021. The mine will operate until 2030.

5. Red Chris Mine

Owned by Newcrest Mining, the Red Chris Mine is a surface mine located in British Columbia. It produced an estimated 33.1 Thousand Tonnes of copper in 2021. The mine will operate until 2043.

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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