List of deepest mines
This list of deepest mines includes operational and non-operational mines that are at least 2,197 m (7,208 ft), which is the depth of Krubera Cave, the deepest cave in the world. The depth measurements in this list represent the difference in elevation from the entrance of the mine to the deepest accessible 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|
|1||Mponeng Gold Mine||4.0 km (2.5 mi)||South Africa||Gold|
|2||TauTona Gold Mine||3.9 km (2.4 mi)||South Africa||Gold|
|3||Savuka Gold Mine||3.7 km (2.3 mi)||South Africa||Gold|
|4||Driefontein, Gauteng||3.4 km (2.1 mi)||South Africa||Gold|
|5||Kusasalethu mine||3.28 km (2.04 mi)||South Africa||Gold|
|6||Laronde Mine||3.2 km (2.0 mi)||Canada||Gold, copper, silver, zinc|
|7||Moab Khotsong mine||3.05 km (1.90 mi)||South Africa||Gold|
|8||South Deep mine||2.99 km (1.86 mi)||South Africa||Gold|
|9||Kidd Mine||2.93 km (1.82 mi)||Canada||Copper, zinc|
|10||Great Noligwa Gold Mine||2.6 km (1.6 mi)||South Africa||Gold|
|11||Creighton Mine||2.5 km (1.6 mi)||Canada||nickel|
- List of mines
- List of mines in South Africa
- List of mining companies
- List of largest mining companies by revenue
- Extreme points of Earth
- Kola Superdeep Borehole
- Duddu, Praveen (11 September 2013). "The top ten deepest mines in the world - Mining Technology". Mining Technology. Verdict Media Limited. Retrieved 10 September 2018.