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June 3, 2022updated 15 Jun 2022 11:40am

Five largest copper mines in US in 2021

By Carmen

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 397.5 Thousand Tonnes of copper in 2021. 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 159.4 Thousand Tonnes of copper in 2021. The mine will operate until 2032.

3. Safford Mine

The Safford Mine is located in Arizona. It is owned by Freeport-McMoRan and produced an estimated 120.2 Thousand Tonnes of copper in 2021. The mine will operate until 2053.

4. Sierrita Mine

The Sierrita Mine, owned by Freeport-McMoRan, is a surface mine located in Arizona. The mine produced an estimated 85.7 Thousand Tonnes of copper in 2021. The mine will operate until 2080.

5. Bagdad Mine

Owned by Freeport-McMoRan, the Bagdad Mine is a surface mine located in Arizona. It produced an estimated 83.5 Thousand Tonnes of copper in 2021. The mine will operate until 2101.

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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