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|
|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||Empire Mine||3.355 km (2.085 mi)||United States||Gold|
|6||Kusasalethu mine||3.28 km (2.04 mi)||South Africa||Gold|
|7||Kolar Gold Fields||3.2 km (2.0 mi)||India||Gold|
|8||Laronde Mine||3.2 km (2.0 mi)||Canada||Gold, copper, silver, zinc|
|9||Moab Khotsong mine||3.05 km (1.90 mi)||South Africa||Gold|
|10||Morro Velho||3.0 km (1.9 mi)||Brazil||Gold|
|11||South Deep mine||2.99 km (1.86 mi)||South Africa||Gold|
|12||Kidd Mine||2.93 km (1.82 mi)||Canada||Copper, zinc|
|13||Great Noligwa Gold Mine||2.6 km (1.6 mi)||South Africa||Gold|
|14||Creighton Mine||2.5 km (1.6 mi)||Canada||nickel|
- List of deepest caves
- List of longest tunnels
- List of largest mining companies by revenue
- List of mines
- List of mines in South Africa
- List of mining companies
- Extreme points of Earth
- Kola Superdeep Borehole
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- Great Noligwa Gold Mine, South Africa - Mining Technology