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September 14, 2021updated 13 Sep 2021 12:15pm

World’s ten largest zinc mines in 2020

By Carmen

Here are the ten largest zinc mines by production across the world in 2020, according to GlobalData’s mining database.

1. Ghazaouet Mine

The Ghazaouet Mine is situated in Tlemcen, Algeria. Owned by Entreprise Nationale de Metallurgie & de Transformation des Metaux non Ferreux, Spa, the greenfield mine produced an estimated 869.058 thousand tonnes of zinc in 2020.

2. Red Dog Mine

Located in Alaska, United States, the Red Dog Mine is owned by Teck Resources. The surface mine produced an estimated 490.7 thousand tonnes of zinc in 2020. The mine will operate until 2032.

3. Rampura Agucha Mine

The Rampura Agucha Mine is an underground mine located in Rajasthan, India. Owned by Vedanta Resources, the greenfield mine produced an estimated 369.403 thousand tonnes of zinc in 2020. The mine will operate until 2027.

4. Mount Isa Zinc Mine

Owned by Glencore Plc, the Mount Isa Zinc Mine is a surface and underground mine situated in Queensland, Australia. The greenfield mine produced an estimated 354.2 thousand tonnes of zinc in 2020. The expected mine closure date is 2029.

5. McArthur River Mine (Zinc)

The McArthur River Mine (Zinc) is a surface mine situated in Northern Territory, Australia. Owned by Glencore Plc, the greenfield mine produced an estimated 279.3 thousand tonnes of zinc in 2020. The mine is expected to operate until 2038.

6. Antamina Mine

The Antamina Mine is a surface mine situated in Ancash, Peru. Owned by Glencore Plc, the brownfield mine produced an estimated 262.11 thousand tonnes of zinc in 2020. The mine will operate until 2028.

7. Bashkirskaya Med Mine

Located in Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia, the Bashkirskaya Med Mine is owned by Ural Mining and Metallurgical. The underground mine produced an estimated 245.966 thousand tonnes of zinc in 2020.

8. Golden Grove Mine

The Golden Grove Mine is an underground mine located in Western Australia, Australia. Owned by EMR Capital Group, the brownfield mine produced an estimated 192.729 thousand tonnes of zinc in 2020. The mine will operate until 2031.

9. San Cristobal Mine

Owned by Sumitomo, the San Cristobal Mine is a surface mine situated in Potosi, Bolivia. The greenfield mine produced an estimated 185.18 thousand tonnes of zinc in 2020. The expected mine closure date is 2024.

10. Fankou Mine

The Fankou Mine is an underground mine situated in Guangdong, China. Owned by Shenzhen Zhongjin Lingnan Nonfemet, the brownfield mine produced an estimated 181.977 thousand tonnes of zinc in 2020. The mine is expected to operate until 2033.

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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