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June 3, 2022updated 10 Jun 2022 2:16pm

Ten biggest producing surface and underground mines in Asia-Pacific in 2021

By Carmen

Here are the ten largest surface and underground mining projects by production in Asia-Pacific in 2021, according to GlobalData’s mining database.

1. Northern Shaanxi Mine

The Northern Shaanxi Mine is a coal mining project in Shaanxi, China. The greenfield project is owned by Shaanxi Coal and Chemical Industry Group. The mine produced an estimated 47.1Mt of ROM in 2021. It had an estimated production of 35.8 million tonnes of coal in 2021.

2. Zijinshan Gold & Copper Mine

The Zijinshan Gold & Copper Mine is a copper mine owned by Zijin Mining Group. Located in Fujian, China, the brownfield mine produced approximately 29.6Mt of ROM in 2021. It had an estimated production of 85.1 thousand tonnes of copper in 2021. The expected mine closure date is 2042.

3. Xieqiao Mine

Located in Anhui, China, the Xieqiao Mine is a coal mining project owned by Huainan Mining Group. The mine is expected to operate until 2042.

The greenfield mine produced an estimated 10.3Mt of ROM in 2021. It had an estimated production of 7 million tonnes of coal in the same year.

4. Tongchuan Mine

The Tongchuan Mine is a coal mine located in Shaanxi, China. Owned by Shaanxi Coal and Chemical Industry Group, the greenfield project produced an estimated 10.1Mt of ROM in 2021.

The mine had an estimated production of 7.7 million tonnes of coal in 2021.

5. Shuanmazhuang Mine

Owned by Aowei Holding, the Shuanmazhuang Mine is an iron ore mine situated in Hebei, China. The mine is expected to operate until 2042.

The ROM production at the mine produced was approximately 8.3Mt of ROM in 2021. It had an estimated production of 5.5 million tonnes of iron ore in 2021.

6. Amelia Coal Block Mine

The Amelia Coal Block Mine is a coal mining project in Madhya Pradesh, India. The greenfield project is owned by THDC India and is due to operate until 2048. The mine produced an estimated 7.9Mt of ROM in 2021. It had an estimated production of 6 million tonnes of coal in 2021.

7. Jiama Mine

The Jiama Mine is a copper mine owned by China Gold International Resources. Located in Tibet, China, the brownfield mine produced approximately 7.7Mt of ROM in 2021. It had an estimated production of 86.4 thousand tonnes of copper in 2021. The expected mine closure date is 2050.

8. Sepon Mine

Located in Savannakhet, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, the Sepon Mine is a copper mining project owned by Chifeng Jilong Gold Mining. The mine is expected to operate until 2030.

The brownfield mine produced an estimated 7.6Mt of ROM in 2021. It had an estimated production of 151 thousand tonnes of copper in the same year.

9. Ekou Mine

The Ekou Mine is an iron ore mine located in Shanxi, China. Owned by Taiyuan Iron & Steel (Group), the brownfield project produced an estimated 6.5Mt of ROM in 2021.

The mine had an estimated production of 4.3 million tonnes of iron ore in 2021. The Ekou Mine will operate until 2049.

10. Yellandu Coal Mine

Owned by Singareni Collieries, the Yellandu Coal Mine is a coal mine situated in Telangana, India. The mine is expected to operate until 2033.

The ROM production at the mine produced was approximately 4.4Mt of ROM in 2021. It had an estimated production of 3.3 million tonnes of coal in 2021.

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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