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June 3, 2022updated 14 Jun 2022 9:52am

Five largest copper mines in China in 2021

By Carmen

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

1. Yulong Mine

The Yulong Mine is a surface mine located in Tibet. It is owned by Western Mining Group and produced an estimated 116.2 Thousand Tonnes of copper in 2021. The mine will operate until 2036.

2. Heilongjiang Duobaoshan Copper Mine

Located in Heilongjiang, the Heilongjiang Duobaoshan Copper Mine is owned by Zijin Mining Group. The surface mine produced an estimated 109.5 Thousand Tonnes of copper in 2021. The mine will operate until 2048.

3. Pulang Copper Mine

The Pulang Copper Mine is located in Yunnan. It is owned by Aluminum of China and produced an estimated 96.8 Thousand Tonnes of copper in 2021. The mine will operate until 2042.

4. Jiama Mine

The Jiama Mine, owned by China Gold International Resources, is a surface and underground mine located in Tibet. The mine produced an estimated 86.4 Thousand Tonnes of copper in 2021. The mine will operate until 2050.

5. Zijinshan Gold & Copper Mine

Owned by Zijin Mining Group, the Zijinshan Gold & Copper Mine is a surface and underground mine located in Fujian. It produced an estimated 85.1 Thousand Tonnes of copper in 2021. The mine will operate until 2042.

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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