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

The Gaisky Mine Complex is a underground mine located in Orenburg Oblast. It is owned by Ural Mining and Metallurgical and produced an estimated 157 thousand tonnes of copper in 2022. Buy the profile here.

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2. Oktyabrsky Mine

Located in Krasnoyarsk Krai, the Oktyabrsky Mine is owned by MMC Norilsk Nickel. The underground mine produced an estimated 89.86 thousand tonnes of copper in 2022. The mine will operate until 2025. Buy the profile here.

3. Komsomolsky Mine

The Komsomolsky Mine is located in Krasnoyarsk Krai. It is owned by MMC Norilsk Nickel and produced an estimated 74.3 thousand tonnes of copper in 2022. Buy the profile here.

4. Taimyrsky Mine

The Taimyrsky Mine, owned by MMC Norilsk Nickel, is an underground mine located in Krasnoyarsk Krai. The mine produced an estimated 59.64 thousand tonnes of copper in 2022. The mine will operate until 2038. Buy the profile here.

5. Chita Mine

Owned by MMC Norilsk Nickel, the Chita Mine is a surface mine located in Zabaykalsky Krai. It produced an estimated 57.75 thousand tonnes of copper in 2022. The mine will operate until 2050. Buy the profile here.

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GlobalData’s Mining Intelligence Center tracks production, consumption, imports and exports of 17 key commodities across 60 countries, whilst its Mines & Projects Database tracks over 30,000 mines and projects with 200+ data fields for each, including production, operating costs, equipment and key mine-site contacts.