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June 3, 2022updated 14 Jun 2022 9:33am

Five largest silver mines in Chile in 2021

By Carmen

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

1. Mantos Blancos Mine

The Mantos Blancos Mine is a surface mine located in Santiago. It is owned by Orion Fund JV and produced an estimated 18,066 Thousand Ounces of silver in 2021. The mine will operate until 2035.

2. Collahuasi Mine

Located in Tarapaca, the Collahuasi Mine is owned by Glencore Plc. The surface mine produced an estimated 9,589 Thousand Ounces of silver in 2021. The mine will operate until 2088.

3. Chuquicamata Mine

The Chuquicamata Mine is located in Antofagasta. It is owned by Corporacion Nacional del Cobre de Chile and produced an estimated 9,278 Thousand Ounces of silver in 2021. The mine will operate until 2057.

4. Escondida Mine

The Escondida Mine, owned by BHP, is a surface mine located in Antofagasta. The mine produced an estimated 5,305 Thousand Ounces of silver in 2021. The mine will operate until 2078.

5. El Penon Mine

Owned by Yamana Gold, the El Penon Mine is an underground mine located in Antofagasta. It produced an estimated 3,587 Thousand Ounces of silver in 2021. 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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