Mining-mill.com recently identified 5 of the biggest USA mining companies. Here, in NO-particular order, Top 5 biggest USA mining companies, taken from Forbes’ Global 2000 list of the 2017 world’s biggest public companies and Price Waterhouse Cooper mine 2017 report. Some listed companies below also include in Top 25 biggest mining companies in the world.
Here we are at Top 5 biggest USA mining companies.
Freeport Mcmoran mining company
Open the list of Top 5 biggest USA mining companies is Freeport Mcmoran. Freeport is the largest producer of molybdenum. The company also second largest producer of copper, in the world. Freeport McMoRan is a major global player in the gold as well as copper and molybdenum markets. Operating across North America Copper Mines, South America Copper Mines, Africa Mining, Indonesia Mining and Molybdenum.
Freeport has significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold and molybdenum. To date, Freeport stands as the world’s largest publicly traded copper producer. As of December 2016, this stands at an estimated total 86.8 billion pounds of copper on the whole. Recorded also equally of 26.1 million ounces of gold and 2.95 billion pounds of molybdenum. In the future when their Underground mining in Grasberg mining complex, Indonesia fully running, it will be the biggest underground mining in the world. Now they are at 12th in the Top 25 biggest mining companies. In 2017 the USA mining giant record $14.9bn sales and also loss of $4bn.
Newmont Mining company
Next on the list of Top 5 biggest USA mining companies is Newmont Mining. Newmont is a gold producer. The company is engaged in the acquisition, exploration and production of gold and copper. Their properties in Australia as well as in Canada, Ghana, Indonesia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru and the US. In fact as of the third quarter of 2014, Newmont was the world’s second-largest producer of gold, behind Barrick Gold. In 2016, to summarise Newmont produced 4.9 million ounces of gold. Reported sales of equally $7.7bn and loss of $27m in 2017. Approximately 12,400 people on the whole were employed by Newmont and Newmont subsidiaries as of 31 December 2016. Ranked as 15th on the Top 25 biggest mining companies.
Coeur Mining company
Next on the list of Top 5 biggest USA mining companies is Coeur Mining, Inc. Coeur is a precious metals mining company. It operates five mines located in North America. Coeur employs 2,200 people in brief. In 2012 it was the world’s 9th largest silver producer. Furthermore in 2013, the company changed its name to Coeur Mining, Inc. from Coeur d’Alene Mines. They moved its head office to Chicago, Illinois.
Coeur at least operate 4 active mines and moreover 2 developed project in Argentina and Mexico on the whole. As shown below the mines owned and operated by Coeur mining.
Kensington Mine is an underground gold mine located in the Alaskan panhandle. Exactly 75 km northwest of Juneau, Alaska. Reserves at the end of 2012 were just over 1 million ounces of gold on the whole.
Rochester Mine is a heap-leach surface silver and gold mine located in the Humboldt Mountains near Lovelock, Nevada. Reserves at the end of 2012 were 44.9 million ounces of silver and 308,000 ounces of gold.
Palmarejo Mine is a surface and underground gold and silver mine located about 420 kilometers by road southwest of the city of Chihuahua in northwestern Mexico. Reserves at the end of 2012 were 5.3 million ounces of silver and 665,000 ounces of gold.
San Bartolomé mine is a surface silver mine located near the historic mining city of Potosi, Bolivia; a world heritage site. At the end of 2012 reserves are at 109 million ounces of silver.
Joaquin is an advanced stage silver-gold exploration project located in Santa Cruz province of southern Argentina. Gold and silver mineralization was discovered on the property by Mirosal Resources in 2004.
La Preciosa is an advanced stage silver-gold project. Similarly with Palmarejo Mine, located in Mexico, exactly at Durango State Mexico.
Unimin mining company
Next on the list of Top 5 biggest USA mining companies is Unimin. Unimin Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of global industrial minerals company SCR-Sibelco of Belgium. In brief, the company operates 44 mining and mineral processing facilities. It is located in the United States, Mexico and Canada. In the same fashion, In Mexico, the Company operates as Grupo Materias Primas de México and in Canada as Unimin Canada Ltd/Ltee. Executive offices are located in New Canaan, Connecticut. Their technology, analytical and sales service centers situated throughout North America. In summary, Unimin has over 2,400 employees in total. The operations located in 19 states in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Mosaic mining company
Next on the list of Top 5 biggest USA mining companies is mosaic. The Mosaic Company is also a Fortune 500 company. The company based in Plymouth, Minnesota, a Minneapolis suburb. Mosaic mines two key crop nutrients—phosphate and potash—and produces specialty products Aspire, MicroEssentials, K-Mag and Pegasus. It is the largest U.S. producer of potash and phosphate fertilizer. The Mosaic Company uniquely is a combined producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash. Its customer base includes wholesalers as well as retail dealers and individual growers in more than 40 countries. Headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota. Mosaic employs approximately 15,000 people on the whole in eight countries