Five largest copper mines in South Africa in 2020
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Five largest copper mines in South Africa in 2020

By Carmen 21 Sep 2021

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

1. Palabora Mine

The Palabora Mine is a surface and underground mine located in Limpopo. It is owned by HBIS Group and produced an estimated 20.822 Thousand tonnes of copper in 2020. The mine will operate until 2039.

2. Mogalakwena Mine

Located in Limpopo, the Mogalakwena Mine is owned by Anglo American Plc. The surface mine produced an estimated 10.008 Thousand tonnes of copper in 2020. The mine will operate until 2040.

3. Nkomati Mine

The Nkomati Mine is located in Mpumalanga . It is owned by African Rainbow Minerals and produced an estimated 5.169 Thousand tonnes of copper in 2020.

4. Black Mountain Mine

The Black Mountain Mine, owned by Vedanta Resources, is an underground mine located in Northern Cape. The mine produced an estimated 1.781 Thousand tonnes of copper in 2020. The mine will operate until 2023.

5. Bafokeng-Rasimone Platinum Mine

Owned by Royal Bafokeng Platinum, the Bafokeng-Rasimone Platinum Mine is an underground mine located in North West. It produced an estimated 1.003 Thousand tonnes of copper in 2020. The mine will operate until 2050.

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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