There are more than 696 copper mines in operation globally, of which 127 are in Canada, according to GlobalData’s mines and projects database. The following are the five largest copper mines by production in Canada 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. 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 thousand tonnes of copper in 2022. The mine will operate until 2040. Buy the profile here.

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2. Gibraltar Mine

Located in British Columbia, the Gibraltar Mine is owned by Taseko Mines. The surface mine produced an estimated 52.16 thousand tonnes of copper in 2022. The mine will operate until 2045. Buy the profile here.

3. Mount Milligan Mine

The Mount Milligan Mine is located in British Columbia. It is owned by Centerra Gold and produced an estimated 34.02 thousand tonnes of copper in 2022. The mine will operate until 2033. Buy the profile here.

4. Copper Mountain Mine

The Copper Mountain Mine, owned by Copper Mountain Mining, is a surface mine located in British Columbia. The mine produced an estimated 31.75 thousand tonnes of copper in 2022. The mine will operate until 2054. Buy the profile here.

5. Red Chris Mine

Owned by Newcrest Mining, the Red Chris Mine is a surface mine located in British Columbia. It produced an estimated 30.52 thousand tonnes of copper in 2022. The mine will operate until 2043. Buy the profile here.

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