Mine lifespan by selected commodities

Duration of the extraction period of a mine, by selected commodities

by Statista Research Department, last edited Mar 19, 2013
Mine lifespan by selected commodities This statistic displays the duration of the extraction period of a mine, by selected commodities. For a copper mine, the extraction period or lifespan is generally expected to be somewhere between 5 to 70 years. Other mines, like diamond mines or nickel mines, have a significant shorter duration of extraction with some 27 and 22 years, respectively.
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Duration of the extraction period of a mine, by selected commodities

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CommodityMinimumMaximum
Iron ore624
Metallurgical coal235
Thermal coal826
Copper570
Nickel1722
Platinum330
Diamonds427
CommodityMinimumMaximum
Iron ore624
Metallurgical coal235
Thermal coal826
Copper570
Nickel1722
Platinum330
Diamonds427
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by Statista Research Department, last edited Mar 19, 2013
This statistic displays the duration of the extraction period of a mine, by selected commodities. For a copper mine, the extraction period or lifespan is generally expected to be somewhere between 5 to 70 years. Other mines, like diamond mines or nickel mines, have a significant shorter duration of extraction with some 27 and 22 years, respectively.
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