List of deepest mines

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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[1]
2 TauTona Gold Mine 3.9 km (2.4 mi)  South Africa Gold[1]
3 Savuka Gold Mine 3.7 km (2.3 mi)  South Africa Gold[1]
4 Driefontein, Gauteng 3.4 km (2.1 mi)  South Africa Gold[1]
5 Kusasalethu mine 3.28 km (2.04 mi)  South Africa Gold[1]
6 Laronde Mine 3.2 km (2.0 mi)  Canada Gold, copper, silver, zinc[1]
7 Moab Khotsong mine 3.05 km (1.90 mi)  South Africa Gold[1]
8 South Deep mine 2.99 km (1.86 mi)  South Africa Gold[1]
9 Kidd Mine 2.93 km (1.82 mi)  Canada Copper, zinc[1]
10 Great Noligwa Gold Mine 2.6 km (1.6 mi)  South Africa Gold[1]
11 Creighton Mine 2.5 km (1.6 mi)  Canada nickel[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Duddu, Praveen (11 September 2013). "The top ten deepest mines in the world - Mining Technology". Mining Technology. Verdict Media Limited. Retrieved 10 September 2018.

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