Five largest zinc mines in Australia in 2020
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Five largest zinc mines in Australia in 2020

By Carmen 14 Sep 2021

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

1. Mount Isa Zinc Mine

The Mount Isa Zinc Mine is a surface and underground mine located in Queensland. It is owned by Glencore Plc and produced an estimated 354.2 Thousand tonnes of zinc in 2020. The mine will operate until 2029.

2. McArthur River Mine (Zinc)

Located in Northern Territory, the McArthur River Mine (Zinc) is owned by Glencore Plc. The surface mine produced an estimated 279.3 Thousand tonnes of zinc in 2020. The mine will operate until 2038.

3. Golden Grove Mine

The Golden Grove Mine is located in Western Australia. It is owned by EMR Capital Group and produced an estimated 192.729 Thousand tonnes of zinc in 2020. The mine will operate until 2031.

4. Dugald River Project

The Dugald River Project, owned by China Minmetals, is an underground mine located in Queensland. The mine produced an estimated 158.354 Thousand tonnes of zinc in 2020. The mine will operate until 2044.

5. Century Tailings Mine

Owned by New Century Resources, the Century Tailings Mine is a surface mine located in Queensland. It produced an estimated 116.948 Thousand tonnes of zinc in 2020. The mine will operate until 2026.

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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