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September 17, 2021

Five largest zinc mines in Mexico in 2020

By Carmen

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

1. Penasquito Mine

The Penasquito Mine is a surface mine located in Zacatecas. It is owned by Newmont and produced an estimated 172.8 Thousand tonnes of zinc in 2020. The mine will operate until 2032.

2. Velardena Project

Located in Durango, the Velardena Project is owned by Industrias Penoles. The underground mine produced an estimated 77.891 Thousand tonnes of zinc in 2020. The mine will operate until 2034.

3. Saucito Mine

The Saucito Mine is located in Zacatecas. It is owned by Industrias Penoles and produced an estimated 42.774 Thousand tonnes of zinc in 2020. The mine will operate until 2024.

4. Francisco I. Madero Mine

The Francisco I. Madero Mine, owned by Industrias Penoles, is an underground mine located in Zacatecas. The mine produced an estimated 41.964 Thousand tonnes of zinc in 2020. The mine will operate until 2026.

5. Tizapa Mine

Owned by Industrias Penoles, the Tizapa Mine is an underground mine located in Mexico. It produced an estimated 37.49 Thousand tonnes of zinc in 2020. The mine will operate until 2029.

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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