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The following are the ten largest silver mines by production across the world in 2022, according to GlobalData’s mining database.

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1. Penasquito Mine

The Penasquito Mine is a surface mine situated in Zacatecas, Mexico. Owned by Newmont, the greenfield mine produced an estimated 31.63 million ounces of silver in 2022. The mine will operate until 2032. Buy the profile here.

2. Mantos Blancos Mine

Located in Santiago, Chile, the Mantos Blancos Mine is owned by Orion Fund JV. The surface mine produced an estimated 18.02 million ounces of silver in 2022. The mine will operate until 2035. Buy the profile here.

3. Rudna Mine

The Rudna Mine is an underground mine located in Lower Silesian, Poland. Owned by KGHM Polska Miedz, the brownfield mine produced an estimated 17.94 million ounces of silver in 2022. The mine will operate until 2042. Buy the profile here.

4. Antamina Mine

Owned by Glencore Plc, the Antamina Mine is a surface mine situated in Ancash, Peru. The brownfield mine produced an estimated 16.51 million ounces of silver in 2022. The expected mine closure date is 2036. Buy the profile here.

5. Santa Elena Mine (Mexus Gold)

The Santa Elena Mine (Mexus Gold) is an underground mine situated in Sonora, Mexico. Owned by Mexus Gold, the greenfield mine produced an estimated 14.91 million ounces of silver in 2022. Buy the profile here.

6. San Julian Project

The San Julian Project is an underground mine situated in Chihuahua, Mexico. Owned by Industrias Penoles Sde CV, the greenfield mine produced an estimated 14.85 million ounces of silver in 2022. The mine will operate until 2030. Buy the profile here.

7. Polkowice-Sieroszowice Mine

Located in Lower Silesian, Poland, the Polkowice-Sieroszowice Mine is owned by KGHM Polska Miedz. The underground mine produced an estimated 14.31 million ounces of silver in 2022. The mine will operate until 2057. Buy the profile here.

8. Fresnillo Mine

The Fresnillo Mine is an underground mine located in Zacatecas, Mexico. Owned by Industrias Penoles Sde CV, the brownfield mine produced an estimated 13.34 million ounces of silver in 2022. The mine will operate until 2028. Buy the profile here.

9. Cannington Mine

Owned by South32, the Cannington Mine is an underground mine situated in Queensland, Australia. The greenfield mine produced an estimated 12.95 million ounces of silver in 2022. The expected mine closure date is 2031. Buy the profile here.

10. Dukat Mine

The Dukat Mine is a surface and underground mine situated in Magadan Oblast, Russia. Owned by Polymetal International Plc, the greenfield mine produced an estimated 12.8 million ounces of silver in 2022. The mine is expected to operate until 2028. Buy the profile here.

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