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September 15, 2021

Five largest silver mines in Chile in 2020

By Carmen

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

1. Chuquicamata Mine

The Chuquicamata Mine is a underground mine located in Antofagasta. It is owned by Corporacion Nacional del Cobre de Chile and produced an estimated 10,922 Thousand Ounces of silver in 2020. The mine will operate until 2058.

2. Mantos Blancos Mine

Located in Santiago, the Mantos Blancos Mine is owned by Orion Fund JV. The surface mine produced an estimated 9,469 Thousand Ounces of silver in 2020. The mine will operate until 2035.

3. Mina Ministro Hales

The Mina Ministro Hales is located in Antofagasta. It is owned by Corporacion Nacional del Cobre de Chile and produced an estimated 9,206 Thousand Ounces of silver in 2020. The mine will operate until 2065.

4. Collahuasi Mine

The Collahuasi Mine, owned by Anglo American Plc, is a surface mine located in Tarapaca. The mine produced an estimated 9,002 Thousand Ounces of silver in 2020. The mine will operate until 2088.

5. Escondida Mine

Owned by BHP, the Escondida Mine is a surface mine located in Antofagasta. It produced an estimated 6,196 Thousand Ounces of silver in 2020. The mine will operate until 2078.

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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