Here are the five largest zinc mines by production in Kazakhstan, according to GlobalData ’s mining database.
1. Priorskoye Mine
The Priorskoye Mine is a surface mine located in Aktobe. It is owned by Russian Copper and produced an estimated 58.85 Thousand tonnes of zinc in 2020.
2. Maleevsky Mine
Located in East Kazakhstan, the Maleevsky Mine is owned by Glencore Plc. The underground mine produced an estimated 54.171 Thousand tonnes of zinc in 2020. The mine will operate until 2025.
3. Zhairemsky Mine
The Zhairemsky Mine is located in Karagandy. It is owned by Glencore Plc and produced an estimated 41.091 Thousand tonnes of zinc in 2020. The mine will operate until 2032.
4. 50 Let Oktyabrya Mine
The 50 Let Oktyabrya Mine, owned by Russian Copper , is a surface and underground mine located in Aktobe. The mine produced an estimated 38.711 Thousand tonnes of zinc in 2020.
5. Orlovsky Mine
Owned by KAZ Minerals PLC, the Orlovsky Mine is an underground mine located in East Kazakhstan. It produced an estimated 25.7 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.