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September 17, 2021

Five largest copper mines in Peru in 2020

By Carmen

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

1. Cerro Verde Mine

The Cerro Verde Mine is a surface mine located in Arequipa. It is owned by Freeport-McMoRan and produced an estimated 371.94 Thousand tonnes of copper in 2020. The mine will operate until 2051.

2. Antamina Mine

Located in Ancash, the Antamina Mine is owned by Glencore Plc. The surface mine produced an estimated 368.889 Thousand tonnes of copper in 2020. The mine will operate until 2028.

3. Las Bambas Project

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The Las Bambas Project is located in Apurimac. It is owned by China Minmetals and produced an estimated 263.396 Thousand tonnes of copper in 2020. The mine will operate until 2038.

4. Toquepala Mine

The Toquepala Mine, owned by Grupo Mexico, is a surface mine located in Tacna. The mine produced an estimated 231.204 Thousand tonnes of copper in 2020.

5. Toromocho Project

Owned by Aluminum Corporation of China, the Toromocho Project is a surface mine located in Junin. It produced an estimated 190.074 Thousand tonnes of copper in 2020. The mine will operate until 2056.

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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