Check out our list of notable mineral deposits from around the world:
The Grasberg Mine, located in Papua, Indonesia, is the world’s largest gold mine. In the past year, the mine has generated over 1 million ounces of gold.
Ring of Fire Mine
Located in Northern Ontario, this currently undeveloped mine is thought to house one of the world’s largest deposits of chromite.
Goldcorp’s Penasquito Mine, two open pits located in Mexico, produces the largest quantity of gold in the country.
Cigar Lake Mine
Cigar Lake Mine, located in northern Saskatchewan, is the world’s “highest grade uranium mine”. 50% of the mine is owned by project operator, Cameco Corporation.
Greenbushes Lithium Mine
Talison’s Greenbushes Lithium Mine in Western Australia produces lithium from open pits. It is “recognised as the longest continuously operated mining area in Western Australia”.
Weipa Bauxite Mine
Rio Tinto’s Weipa Bauxite Mine in Queensland, Australia generates over 27 million tonnes of bauxite every year.
Red Dog Mine
Red Dog Mine, located in northwest Alaska, is one of the world’s largest zinc mines. The mine, which is owned by Teck, is an open-pit truck-and-loader operation, and is expected to continue operations until 2031.