There are more than 743 silver mines in operation globally, of which 127 are in China, according to GlobalData’s mines and projects database. The following are the five largest silver mines by production in China in 2022, according to GlobalData’s mining database, which tracks more than 33,000 mines and projects from early exploration to closure across more than 150 countries and over 100 commodities. Buy the latest mine-site profiles here.

1. Fankou Mine

The Fankou Mine is a underground mine located in Guangdong. It is owned by Shenzhen Zhongjin Lingnan Nonfemet and produced an estimated 6.54 million ounces of silver in 2022. The mine will operate until 2033. Buy the profile here.

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2. Ying Mine

Located in Henan, the Ying Mine is owned by Silvercorp Metals. The underground mine produced an estimated 6.4 million ounces of silver in 2022. The mine will operate until 2037. Buy the profile here.

3. Dexing Mine

The Dexing Mine is located in Jiangxi. It is owned by Jiangxi Copper and produced an estimated 4.5 million ounces of silver in 2022. The mine will operate until 2050. Buy the profile here.

4. Yixingzhai Gold Mine

The Yixingzhai Gold Mine, owned by Zijin Mining Group, is an underground mine located in Shanxi. The mine produced an estimated 3.54 million ounces of silver in 2022. Buy the profile here.

5. Jiama Mine

Owned by China Gold International Resources, the Jiama Mine is a surface and underground mine located in Tibet. It produced an estimated 3.39 million ounces of silver in 2022. The mine will operate until 2050. Buy the profile here.

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