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June 3, 2022updated 10 Jun 2022 2:07pm

Five largest lead mines in Australia in 2021

By Carmen

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 132.9 Thousand Tonnes of lead in 2021. 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 114 Thousand Tonnes of lead in 2021. The mine will operate until 2031.

3. McArthur River Mine (Zinc)

The McArthur River Mine (Zinc) is located in Northern Territory. It is owned by Glencore Plc and produced an estimated 55.2 Thousand Tonnes of lead in 2021. The mine will operate until 2038.

4. Hellyer Mine

The Hellyer Mine, owned by NQ Minerals Plc, is a surface and underground mine located in Tasmania. The mine produced an estimated 26.9 Thousand Tonnes of lead in 2021. The mine will operate until 2028.

5. Rosebery Mine

Owned by China Minmetals, the Rosebery Mine is an underground mine located in Tasmania. It produced an estimated 26.6 Thousand Tonnes of lead in 2021. The mine will operate until 2023.

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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