Here are the five largest zinc mines by production in the US, according to GlobalData’s mining database.
1. Red Dog Mine
The Red Dog Mine is a surface mine located in Alaska. It is owned by Teck Resources and produced an estimated 490.7 Thousand tonnes of zinc in 2020. The mine will operate until 2032.
2. Sweetwater Mine
Located in Missouri, the Sweetwater Mine is owned by The Renco Group. The underground mine produced an estimated 112.112 Thousand tonnes of zinc in 2020.
3. East Tennessee Mines
The East Tennessee Mines is located in Tennessee. It is owned by Nyrstar and produced an estimated 59.007 Thousand tonnes of zinc in 2020.
4. Greens Creek Mine
The Greens Creek Mine, owned by Hecla Mining, is an underground mine located in Alaska. The mine produced an estimated 51.541 Thousand tonnes of zinc in 2020. The mine will operate until 2030.
5. Middle Tennessee Mines
Owned by Nyrstar, the Middle Tennessee Mines is an underground mine located in Tennessee. It produced an estimated 38.637 Thousand tonnes of zinc in 2020.
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.