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

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1. Cigar Lake Project

The Cigar Lake Project is an underground mine situated in Saskatchewan, Canada. Owned by Cameco, the greenfield mine produced an estimated 6.8 thousand tonnes of uranium in 2022. The mine will operate until 2032. Buy the profile here.

2. Husab Uranium Mine

Located in Erongo, Namibia, the Husab Uranium Mine is owned by China General Nuclear Power. The surface mine produced an estimated 4.23 thousand tonnes of uranium in 2022. The mine will operate until 2040. Buy the profile here.

3. Muyunkum Mine

The Muyunkum Mine is a in-situ leaching mine located in South Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan. Owned by Orano, the greenfield mine produced an estimated 3.67 thousand tonnes of uranium in 2022. Buy the profile here.

4. Inkai Mine

Owned by Kazatomprom, the Inkai Mine is a in-situ leaching mine situated in South Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan. The brownfield mine produced an estimated 3.65 thousand tonnes of uranium in 2022. The expected mine closure date is 2045. Buy the profile here.

5. Rossing Mine

The Rossing Mine is a surface mine situated in Erongo, Namibia. Owned by China National Nuclear, the greenfield mine produced an estimated 3.59 thousand tonnes of uranium in 2022. The mine is expected to operate until 2035. Buy the profile here.

6. Tortkuduk Mine

The Tortkuduk Mine is a in-situ leaching mine situated in South Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan. Owned by Orano, the greenfield mine produced an estimated 3.27 thousand tonnes of uranium in 2022. The mine will operate until 2033. Buy the profile here.

7. KATCO Mine

Located in South Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan, the KATCO Mine is owned by Orano. The in-situ leaching mine produced an estimated 2.98 thousand tonnes of uranium in 2022. The mine will operate until 2035. Buy the profile here.

8. Karatau Mine

The Karatau Mine is a in-situ recovery mine located in South Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan. Owned by Kazatomprom, the brownfield mine produced an estimated 2.54 thousand tonnes of uranium in 2022. The mine will operate until 2032. Buy the profile here.

9. Olympic Dam Mine

Owned by BHP, the Olympic Dam Mine is an underground mine situated in South Australia, Australia. The greenfield mine produced an estimated 2.38 thousand tonnes of uranium in 2022. The expected mine closure date is 2079. Buy the profile here.

10. AGA Surface Operations

The AGA Surface Operations is a surface mine situated in North West, South Africa. Owned by Harmony Gold Mining, the brownfield mine produced an estimated 2.33 thousand tonnes of uranium in 2022. The mine is expected to operate until 2039. Buy the profile here.

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