Here are the five largest lead mines by production in Australia, according to GlobalData’s mining database.
1. Mount Isa Zinc Mine
The Mount Isa Zinc Mine is a surface and underground mine located in Queensland. It is owned by Glencore Plc and produced an estimated 161.9 Thousand tonnes of lead in 2020. The mine will operate until 2029.
2. Cannington Mine
Located in Queensland, the Cannington Mine is owned by South32. The underground mine produced an estimated 110.4 Thousand tonnes of lead in 2020. The mine will operate until 2031.
3. McArthur River Mine (Zinc)
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The McArthur River Mine (Zinc) is located in Northern Territory. It is owned by Glencore Plc and produced an estimated 54.9 Thousand tonnes of lead in 2020. The mine will operate until 2038.
4. Broken Hill Mine
The Broken Hill Mine, owned by Shenzhen Zhongjin Lingnan Nonfemet, is an underground mine located in New South Wales. The mine produced an estimated 48.298 Thousand tonnes of lead in 2020. The mine will operate until 2023.
5. Century Tailings Mine
Owned by New Century Resources, the Century Tailings Mine is a surface mine located in Queensland. It produced an estimated 37.736 Thousand tonnes of lead in 2020. The mine will operate until 2026.
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.