The world's 10 driest mines

Last week we showed you where the wettest mines in the world are located. Topping that list is the Ok Tedi mine in Papua New Guinea where an average of 6,636 millimetres of rain falls each year. This week we're looking at the driest mines in some of the most arid regions of the world. Nearly half the mines on this list get no precipitation at all.

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Mantos De La Luna
Average annual precipitation: 0 mm
Location: Chile
Owner: Minera Mantos de la Luna
Type: Open-pit copper mine

One of the driest mines in the world | Compañia Mantos de la Luna

One of the driest mines in the world | Compañia Mantos de la Luna


Nueva Victoria
Average annual precipitation: 0 mm
Location: Chile
Owner: SQM Potasio
Type: Open-pit iodine, salt mine


Abu Tartur
Average annual precipitation: 0 mm
Location: Egypt
Owner: Misr
Type: Underground phosphate rock, phosphate mine


East Sabaiya
Average annual precipitation: 0 mm
Location: Egypt
Owner: Elnasr Mining
Type: Open-pit phosphate rock mine


Michilla
Average annual precipitation: 1 mm
Location: Chile
Owner: Minera Michilla
Type: Open-pit/underground copper mine


West Sabaiya
Average annual precipitation: 1 mm
Location: Egypt
Owner: Elnasr Mining
Type: Open-pit phosphate rock mine



Aswan
Average annual precipitation: 1 mm
Location: Egypt
Owner: El Wataneya For Mining & Quarries Co.
Type: Open-pit phosphate rock mine


Red Sea
Average annual precipitation: 2 mm
Location: Egypt
Owner: Elnasr Mining
Type: Open-pit phosphate rock mine


La Negra – Scl
Average annual precipitation: 3 mm
Location: Chile
Owner: Rockwood Litio
Type: Underground lithium mine


El Gedida
Average annual precipitation: 3 mm
Location: Egypt
Owner: Egyptian Iron and Steel
Type: Open-pit iron ore mine