Five largest copper mines in US in 2020
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Five largest copper mines in US in 2020

By Carmen 21 Sep 2021

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

1. Morenci Mine

The Morenci Mine is a surface mine located in Arizona. It is owned by Freeport-McMoRan and produced an estimated 445.4 Thousand tonnes of copper in 2020. The mine will operate until 2044.

2. Kennecott Copper Project

Located in Utah, the Kennecott Copper Project is owned by Rio Tinto. The surface mine produced an estimated 140 Thousand tonnes of copper in 2020. The mine will operate until 2032.

3. Bagdad Mine

The Bagdad Mine is located in Arizona. It is owned by Freeport-McMoRan and produced an estimated 97.976 Thousand tonnes of copper in 2020. The mine will operate until 2101.

4. Sierrita Mine

The Sierrita Mine, owned by Freeport-McMoRan, is a surface mine located in Arizona. The mine produced an estimated 80.73 Thousand tonnes of copper in 2020. The mine will operate until 2080.

5. Safford Mine

Owned by Freeport-McMoRan, the Safford Mine is a surface mine located in Arizona. It produced an estimated 73.02 Thousand tonnes of copper in 2020. The mine will operate until 2053.

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.

Carmen

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