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September 17, 2021

Five largest lead mines in Mexico in 2020

By Carmen

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

1. Penasquito Mine

The Penasquito Mine is a surface mine located in Zacatecas. It is owned by Newmont and produced an estimated 81.193 Thousand tonnes of lead in 2020. The mine will operate until 2032.

2. Saucito Mine

Located in Zacatecas, the Saucito Mine is owned by Industrias Penoles. The underground mine produced an estimated 28.592 Thousand tonnes of lead in 2020. The mine will operate until 2024.

3. Fresnillo Mine

The Fresnillo Mine is located in Zacatecas. It is owned by Industrias Penoles and produced an estimated 21.319 Thousand tonnes of lead in 2020. The mine will operate until 2027.

4. Santa Barbara Mining Complex

The Santa Barbara Mining Complex, owned by Grupo Mexico, is an underground mine located in Chihuahua. The mine produced an estimated 13.445 Thousand tonnes of lead in 2020.

5. Los Gatos Mine

Owned by Gatos Silver, the Los Gatos Mine is an underground mine located in Chihuahua. It produced an estimated 12.817 Thousand tonnes of lead in 2020. The mine will operate until 2031.

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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