Ten biggest producing surface mines in Asia-Pacific in 2020
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Ten biggest producing surface mines in Asia-Pacific in 2020

By Carmen 06 Sep 2021

Here are the ten largest surface mining projects by production in Asia-Pacific in 2020, according to GlobalData’s mining database.

1. Green Mine

The Green Mine is a phosphate mining project in Sichuan, China. The greenfield project is owned by Sichuan Lomon. The mine produced an estimated 62.399Mt of ROM in 2020. It had an estimated production of 37.44 mtpa of phosphate in 2020.

2. Sangatta Mine

The Sangatta Mine is a coal mine owned by Bumi Resources. Located in East Kalimantan, Indonesia, the greenfield mine produced approximately 51.718Mt of ROM in 2020. It had an estimated production of 51.718 mtpa of coal in 2020.

3. Tutupan Mine

Located in South Kalimantan, Indonesia, the Tutupan Mine is a coal mining project owned by Adaro Energy.

The brownfield mine produced an estimated 50.872Mt of ROM in 2020. It had an estimated production of 38.663 mtpa of coal in the same year.

4. Heidaigou Mine

The Heidaigou Mine is a coal mine located in Inner Mongolia, China. Owned by China Shenhua Energy, the brownfield project produced an estimated 43.121Mt of ROM in 2020.

The mine had an estimated production of 32.772 mtpa of coal in 2020. The Heidaigou Mine will operate until 2030.

5. Oyu Tolgoi Copper-Gold Mine

Owned by Government of Mongolia, the Oyu Tolgoi Copper-Gold Mine is a gold mine situated in Omnogovi, Mongolia. The mine is expected to operate until 2051.

The ROM production at the mine produced was approximately 40.923Mt of ROM in 2020. It had an estimated production of 182 thousand ounces of gold in 2020.

6. Gevra OC Mine

The Gevra OC Mine is a coal mining project in Chhattisgarh, India. The brownfield project is owned by Coal India and is due to operate until 2028. The mine produced an estimated 40.123Mt of ROM in 2020. It had an estimated production of 49 mtpa of coal in 2020.

7. Letpadaung Copper Mine

The Letpadaung Copper Mine is a copper mine owned by Wanbao Mining. Located in Sagaing, Myanmar, the greenfield mine produced approximately 36.794Mt of ROM in 2020. It had an estimated production of 122.526 thousand tonnes of copper in 2020. The expected mine closure date is 2050.

8. Li Mine

Located in Lamphun, Thailand, the Li Mine is a coal mining project owned by Ministry of Energy of Thailand.

The brownfield mine produced an estimated 35.478Mt of ROM in 2020. It had an estimated production of 26.964 mtpa of coal in the same year.

9. FTB Project

The FTB Project is a coal mine located in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. Owned by Bayan Resources, the greenfield project produced an estimated 33.3Mt of ROM in 2020.

The mine had an estimated production of 24.4 mtpa of coal in 2020. The FTB Project will operate until 2055.

10. Pasir Mine

Owned by Indika Energy, the Pasir Mine is a coal mine situated in East Kalimantan, Indonesia.

The ROM production at the mine produced was approximately 33Mt of ROM in 2020. It had an estimated production of 26.847 mtpa of coal 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.

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