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June 3, 2022updated 10 Jun 2022 1:05pm

World’s ten largest bauxite mines in 2021

By Carmen

Here are the ten largest bauxite mines by production across the world in 2021, according to GlobalData’s mining database.

1. Weipa Mine

The Weipa Mine is a surface mine situated in Queensland, Australia. Owned by Rio Tinto, the brownfield mine produced an estimated 34 million tonnes of bauxite in 2021. The mine will operate until 2058.

2. Huntly Mine

Located in Western Australia, Australia, the Huntly Mine is owned by Alcoa. The surface mine produced an estimated 25.4 million tonnes of bauxite in 2021. The mine will operate until 2044.

3. Sangaredi Mine

The Sangaredi Mine is a surface mine located in Boke, Republic of Guinea. Owned by Government Of Guinea, the brownfield mine produced an estimated 15.8 million tonnes of bauxite in 2021. The mine will operate until 2038.

4. Boddington Bauxite Mine

Owned by South32, the Boddington Bauxite Mine is a surface mine situated in Western Australia, Australia. The greenfield mine produced an estimated 13.5 million tonnes of bauxite in 2021. The expected mine closure date is 2034.

5. Gove Mine

The Gove Mine is a surface mine situated in Northern Territory, Australia. Owned by Rio Tinto, the brownfield mine produced an estimated 11.8 million tonnes of bauxite in 2021. The mine is expected to operate until 2030.

6. GAC Mine

The GAC Mine is a surface mine situated in Boke, Republic of Guinea. Owned by Emirates Global Aluminium P, the greenfield mine produced an estimated 11.7 million tonnes of bauxite in 2021. The mine will operate until 2039.

7. MRN Mine

Located in Para, Brazil, the MRN Mine is owned by Vale. The surface mine produced an estimated 11.4 million tonnes of bauxite in 2021. The mine will operate until 2026.

8. Boffa Bauxite Mine

The Boffa Bauxite Mine is a surface mine located in Boke, Republic of Guinea. Owned by Aluminum of China, the greenfield mine produced an estimated 10.7 million tonnes of bauxite in 2021. The mine will operate until 2081.

9. Willowdale Mine

Owned by Alcoa, the Willowdale Mine is a surface mine situated in Western Australia, Australia. The brownfield mine produced an estimated 9.3 million tonnes of bauxite in 2021. The expected mine closure date is 2044.

10. Paragominas Mine

The Paragominas Mine is a surface mine situated in Para, Brazil. Owned by Norsk Hydro A, the greenfield mine produced an estimated 7.4 million tonnes of bauxite in 2021. The mine is expected to operate until 2041.

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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