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The staggering riches of the world's largest mines

Lovemoney Logo By Harriet Noble of Lovemoney | Slide 1 of 23: Our everyday lives are filled with objects made of copper, gold and silver. Many of these objects have been extracted from colossal mines all around the world, in locations such as the Gobi Desert in Mongolia and the mountains of Indonesia. These mines are huge in every sense, from their actual dimensions to the gargantuan quantity of elements they produce to the amount of money they make. These are the world's largest active mines.

These colossal reserves produce vast amounts of minerals and metals

Our everyday lives are filled with objects made of copper, gold and silver. Many of these objects have been extracted from colossal mines all around the world, in locations such as the Gobi Desert in Mongolia and the mountains of Indonesia. These mines are huge in every sense, from their actual dimensions to the gargantuan quantity of elements they produce to the amount of money they make.

Click ahead to see the world's largest active mines.

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