There are more than 379 zinc mines in operation globally, of which 127 are in the US, according to GlobalData’s mines and projects database. The following are the five largest zinc mines by production in the US in 2022, according to GlobalData’s mining database, which tracks more than 33,000 mines and projects from early exploration to closure across more than 150 countries and over 100 commodities. Buy the latest mine-site profiles here.
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 555 thousand tonnes of zinc in 2022. The mine will operate until 2031. Buy the profile here.
2. Sweetwater Mine
Located in Missouri, the Sweetwater Mine is owned by The Renco Group. The underground mine produced an estimated 111.55 thousand tonnes of zinc in 2022. Buy the profile here.
3. East Tennessee Mines
4. Greens Creek Mine
The Greens Creek Mine, owned by Hecla Mining, is an underground mine located in Alaska. The mine produced an estimated 46.97 thousand tonnes of zinc in 2022. The mine will operate until 2034. Buy the profile here.
5. Middle Tennessee Mines
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