Here are the five largest copper mines by production in China, according to GlobalData’s mining database.
1. Dexing Mine
The Dexing Mine is a surface mine located in Jiangxi. It is owned by Jiangxi Copper and produced an estimated 156.286 Thousand tonnes of copper in 2020. The mine will operate until 2082.
2. Yulong Mine
Located in Tibet, the Yulong Mine is owned by Western Mining Group. The surface mine produced an estimated 117.023 Thousand tonnes of copper in 2020. The mine will operate until 2036.
3. Pulang Copper Mine
The Pulang Copper Mine is located in Yunnan. It is owned by Aluminum Corporation of China and produced an estimated 95.544 Thousand tonnes of copper in 2020.
4. Zijinshan Gold & Copper Mine
The Zijinshan Gold & Copper Mine, owned by Zijin Mining Group, is a surface and underground mine located in Fujian. The mine produced an estimated 77.988 Thousand tonnes of copper in 2020.
5. Jiama Mine
Owned by China Gold International Resources, the Jiama Mine is a surface and underground mine located in Tibet. It produced an estimated 74.576 Thousand tonnes of copper in 2020. The mine will operate until 2050.
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.