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September 6, 2021updated 07 Sep 2021 12:40pm

Five largest zinc mines in China in 2020

By Carmen

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

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 181.977 Thousand tonnes of zinc in 2020. The mine will operate until 2033.

2. Wulagen Lead and Zinc Mine

Located in Xinjiang Uyghur, the Wulagen Lead and Zinc Mine is owned by Zijin Mining Group. The surface mine produced an estimated 97.945 Thousand tonnes of zinc in 2020. The mine will operate until 2043.

3. Inner Mongolia Sanguikou Zinc and Lead Mine

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The Inner Mongolia Sanguikou Zinc and Lead Mine is located in Inner Mongolia. It is owned by Zijin Mining Group and produced an estimated 74.717 Thousand tonnes of zinc in 2020. The mine will operate until 2032.

4. Xitieshan Lead and Zinc Mine

The Xitieshan Lead and Zinc Mine, owned by Western Mining Group, is a surface mine located in Qinghai. The mine produced an estimated 55.946 Thousand tonnes of zinc in 2020.

5. Yinshan Mine

Owned by Jiangxi Copper, the Yinshan Mine is a surface mine located in Jiangxi. It produced an estimated 35.944 Thousand tonnes of zinc in 2020. The mine will operate until 2069.

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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