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June 3, 2022updated 15 Jun 2022 9:28am

Five largest zinc mines in Mexico in 2021

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 214.3 Thousand Tonnes of zinc in 2021. The mine will operate until 2032.

2. Velardena Project

Located in Durango, the Velardena Project is owned by Industrias Penoles Sde CV. The underground mine produced an estimated 80.5 Thousand Tonnes of zinc in 2021. The mine will operate until 2034.

3. Saucito Mine

The Saucito Mine is located in Zacatecas. It is owned by Industrias Penoles Sde CV and produced an estimated 41.1 Thousand Tonnes of zinc in 2021. The mine will operate until 2025.

4. Tizapa Mine

The Tizapa Mine, owned by Industrias Penoles Sde CV, is an underground mine located in Mexico City. The mine produced an estimated 39.6 Thousand Tonnes of zinc in 2021. The mine will operate until 2029.

5. Fresnillo Mine

Owned by Industrias Penoles Sde CV, the Fresnillo Mine is an underground mine located in Zacatecas. It produced an estimated 32.7 Thousand Tonnes of zinc in 2021. The mine will operate until 2027.

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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