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June 3, 2022updated 15 Jun 2022 9:37am

Five largest copper mines in Peru in 2021

By Carmen

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

1. Antamina Mine

The Antamina Mine is a surface mine located in Ancash. It is owned by Glencore Plc and produced an estimated 426.7 Thousand Tonnes of copper in 2021. The mine will operate until 2028.

2. Cerro Verde Mine

Located in Arequipa, the Cerro Verde Mine is owned by Freeport-McMoRan. The surface mine produced an estimated 402.3 Thousand Tonnes of copper in 2021. The mine will operate until 2051.

3. Las Bambas Project

The Las Bambas Project is located in Apurimac. It is owned by China Minmetals and produced an estimated 383.6 Thousand Tonnes of copper in 2021. The mine will operate until 2038.

4. Toquepala Mine

The Toquepala Mine, owned by Grupo Mexico Sde CV, is a surface mine located in Tacna. The mine produced an estimated 231.2 Thousand Tonnes of copper in 2021. The mine will operate until 2049.

5. Antapaccay Mine

Owned by Glencore Plc, the Antapaccay Mine is a surface mine located in Cusco. It produced an estimated 197 Thousand Tonnes of copper in 2021. The mine will operate until 2031.

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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