List of deepest mines

This list of deepest mines includes operational and non-operational mines that are at least 2,212 m (7,257 ft), which is the depth of Veryovkina Cave, the deepest known natural cave in the world. The depth measurements in this list represent the difference in elevation from the entrance of the mine to the deepest excavated point.

The definition of mine for this list is an artificially made excavation for the purpose of extracting resources, that can potentially be accessed by humans.

Rank Name of mine Depth Location Primary resource Active / closed
1 Mponeng Gold Mine 4.0 km (2.5 mi)  South Africa Gold[1] Active
2 TauTona Mine 3.9 km (2.4 mi)  South Africa Gold[1] Closed 2018[2]
3 Savuka Gold Mine 3.7 km (2.3 mi)  South Africa Gold[1] Active
4 East Rand Mine 3.585 km (2.228 mi)[3]  South Africa Gold Closed 2008[4]
5 Driefontein Mine 3.420 km (2.125 mi)[5]  South Africa Gold[1] Active
6 Kusasalethu mine 3.388 km (2.105 mi)[6]  South Africa Gold[1] Active
7 Empire Mine 3.355 km (2.085 mi)  United States Gold[7] Closed 1956
8 Kloof mine 3.347 km (2.080 mi)[8]  South Africa Gold, uranium Active
9 Blyvooruitzicht mine 3.213 km (1.996 mi)[9]  South Africa Gold, uranium Active
10 Kolar Gold Fields 3.2 km (2.0 mi)  India Gold[1] Closed 2001
11 Moab Khotsong mine 3.052 km (1.896 mi)[10]  South Africa Gold[1] Active
12 Kidd Mine 3.014 km (1.873 mi)[11]  Canada Copper, zinc[1] Active
13 Laronde Mine 3.008 km (1.869 mi)[12]  Canada Gold, copper, silver, zinc[1] Active
14 Morro Velho 3.0 km (1.9 mi)  Brazil Gold Active
15 South Deep mine 2.99 km (1.86 mi)  South Africa Gold[1] Active
16 Target 1 Mine 2.945 km (1.830 mi)[13]  South Africa Gold Active
17 Phakisa Mine 2.426 km (1.507 mi)[14]  South Africa Gold Active
18 Great Noligwa Gold Mine 2.4 km (1.5 mi)[15]  South Africa Gold[1] Closed
19 Creighton Mine 2.39 km (1.49 mi)[16]  Canada Nickel[1] Active
20 Bambanani Mine 2.365 km (1.470 mi)[17]  South Africa Gold Active
21 Tshepong Mine 2.349 km (1.460 mi)[18]  South Africa Gold, uranium Active
22 Kopanang mine 2.334 km (1.450 mi)[19]  South Africa Gold, uranium Active

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Duddu, Praveen (11 September 2013). "The top ten deepest mines in the world - Mining Technology". Mining Technology. Verdict Media Limited. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  2. ^ https://www.anglogoldashanti.com/timeline/2018-2/
  3. ^ https://www.mining-technology.com/projects/tautona_goldmine/
  4. ^ https://www.anglogoldashanti.com/timeline/2018-2/
  5. ^ https://www.mining-technology.com/projects/driefontaine/
  6. ^ https://www.harmony.co.za/business/sa/kusasalethu
  7. ^ "California's gold history lives in Empire Mine State Historic Park" (PDF). parks.ca.gov. State of California. Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  8. ^ https://www.sibanyestillwater.com/business/southern-africa/gold-operations/kloof/
  9. ^ https://www.mining-technology.com/projects/blyvoor-mine/
  10. ^ https://www.harmony.co.za/business/sa/moab-khotsong
  11. ^ https://www.kiddoperations.ca/EN/Pages/home.aspx
  12. ^ https://agnicoeagle.com/English/operations-and-development-projects/operations/laronde/
  13. ^ https://miningdataonline.com/property/773/Target-1-Mine.aspx
  14. ^ https://miningdataonline.com/property/771/Phakisa-Mine.aspx
  15. ^ https://www.mining-technology.com/projects/great-noligwa/
  16. ^ http://viewpointmining.com/article/digging-deeper-by-the-day
  17. ^ https://miningdataonline.com/property/767/Bambanani-Mine.aspx
  18. ^ https://miningdataonline.com/property/772/Tshepong-Mine.aspx
  19. ^ https://miningdataonline.com/property/633/Kopanang-Mine.aspx

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