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The following are the ten largest surface mining projects by production in the Middle East and Africa in 2022, according to GlobalData’s mining database.

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1. Marange Diamond Field Project

The Marange Diamond Field Project is a diamond mining project in Manicaland, Zimbabwe. The greenfield project is owned by Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond (Pvt) and is due to operate until 2033. The mine produced an estimated 501.18Mt of ROM in 2022. Buy the profile here.

2. Sentinel Copper Mine

The Sentinel Copper Mine is a copper mine owned by First Quantum Minerals. Located in North-Western, Zambia, the greenfield mine produced approximately 64.51Mt of ROM in 2022. The expected mine closure date is 2034. Buy the profile here.

3. GolGohar Iron Ore Mine

Located in Kerman, Iran, the GolGohar Iron Ore Mine is an iron ore mining project owned by Golgohar Mining & Industrial.

The greenfield mine produced an estimated 60.43Mt of ROM in 2022. Buy the profile here.

4. Grootegeluk Mine

The Grootegeluk Mine is a coal mine located in Limpopo, South Africa. Owned by Exxaro Resources, the brownfield project produced an estimated 57.74Mt of ROM in 2022.

The Grootegeluk Mine will operate until 2041. Buy the profile here.

5. Sishen Mine

Owned by Anglo American Plc, the Sishen Mine is an iron ore mine situated in Northern Cape, South Africa. The mine is expected to operate until 2039.

The ROM production at the mine produced was approximately 37.29Mt of ROM in 2022. Buy the profile here.

6. West Rand Tailings Retreatment Project

The West Rand Tailings Retreatment Project is a gold mining project in Gauteng, South Africa. The brownfield project is owned by DRDGOLD and is due to operate until 2042. The mine produced an estimated 34.44Mt of ROM in 2022. Buy the profile here.

7. Kansanshi Mine

The Kansanshi Mine is a copper mine owned by First Quantum Minerals. Located in North-Western, Zambia, the brownfield mine produced approximately 33.3Mt of ROM in 2022. The expected mine closure date is 2043. Buy the profile here.

8. Lumwana Copper Mine

Located in North-Western, Zambia, the Lumwana Copper Mine is a copper mining project owned by Barrick Gold. The mine is expected to operate until 2048.

The brownfield mine produced an estimated 30.11Mt of ROM in 2022. Buy the profile here.

9. Ergo Mine

The Ergo Mine is a gold mine located in Gauteng, South Africa. Owned by DRDGOLD, the brownfield project produced an estimated 24.35Mt of ROM in 2022.

The Ergo Mine will operate until 2041.

10. GAC Mine

Owned by Emirates Global Aluminium P, the GAC Mine is a bauxite mine situated in Boke, Republic of Guinea. The mine is expected to operate until 2039.

The ROM production at the mine produced was approximately 19.9Mt of ROM in 2022. Buy the profile here.

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