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June 3, 2022updated 15 Jun 2022 12:00pm

Five largest zinc mines in US in 2021

By Carmen

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 500.1 Thousand Tonnes of zinc in 2021. 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 111.8 Thousand Tonnes of zinc in 2021.

3. Greens Creek Mine

The Greens Creek Mine is located in Alaska. It is owned by Hecla Mining and produced an estimated 56.8 Thousand Tonnes of zinc in 2021. The mine will operate until 2031.

4. East Tennessee Mines

The East Tennessee Mines, owned by Nyrstar, is an underground mine located in Tennessee. The mine produced an estimated 40.8 Thousand Tonnes of zinc in 2021.

5. Empire State Mines

Owned by Titan Mining, the Empire State Mines is an underground mine located in New York. It produced an estimated 38.7 Thousand Tonnes of zinc in 2021. 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.

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