There are more than 696 copper mines in operation globally, of which 127 are in China, according to GlobalData’s mines and projects database. The following are the five largest copper mines by production in China 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. Yulong Mine

The Yulong Mine is a surface mine located in Tibet. It is owned by Western Mining Group and produced an estimated 115.91 thousand tonnes of copper in 2022. The mine will operate until 2036. Buy the profile here.

2. Pulang Copper Mine

Located in Yunnan, the Pulang Copper Mine is owned by Aluminum of China. The underground mine produced an estimated 98.06 thousand tonnes of copper in 2022. The mine will operate until 2042. Buy the profile here.

3. Julong Copper Mine

The Julong Copper Mine is located in Tibet. It is owned by Zijin Mining Group and produced an estimated 87.52 thousand tonnes of copper in 2022. The mine will operate until 2067. Buy the profile here.

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 86.56 thousand tonnes of copper in 2022. The mine will operate until 2050. Buy the profile here.

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 78.28 thousand tonnes of copper in 2022. The mine will operate until 2041. Buy the profile here.

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