Here are the five largest lead mines by production in the US, according to GlobalData’s mining database.
1. Red Dog Mine
The Red Dog Mine is a surface mine located in Alaska. It is owned by Teck Resources and produced an estimated 90 Thousand Tonnes of lead in 2021. The mine will operate until 2032.
2. Sweetwater Mine
Located in Missouri, the Sweetwater Mine is owned by The Renco Group. The underground mine produced an estimated 36.8 Thousand Tonnes of lead in 2021.
3. Buick Mine
The Buick Mine is located in Missouri. It is owned by The Renco Group and produced an estimated 34.5 Thousand Tonnes of lead in 2021.
4. Brushy Creek Mine
The Brushy Creek Mine, owned by The Renco Group, is an underground mine located in Missouri. The mine produced an estimated 26.1 Thousand Tonnes of lead in 2021.
5. Fletcher Mine
Owned by The Renco Group, the Fletcher Mine is an underground mine located in Missouri. It produced an estimated 26.1 Thousand Tonnes of lead in 2021.
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.