The world's proven copper reserves are about 600 million tons, and the country with the largest reserves is Chile, which accounts for about one-third of the world's reserves. There are many famous copper mines in China, such as Dexing in Jiangxi, Tongling in Anhui, Zhongtiaoshan in Shanxi, Baiyinchang in Gansu, Dongchuan in Yunnan, and Yulong in Tibet. In the metal kingdom, the conductivity of copper is second only to silver. There are more copper mines and cheaper prices than silver mines. In today's world, more than half of copper is used in the power and telecommunications industries.
The Reserves Department of the Ministry of Land and Resources, as of the end of 2001, there were 974 copper mining areas nationwide, with copper reserves (metals) of 19.4186 million tons and basic reserves of 30.837 million tons, accounting for 5.70% and 5.70% of the world's copper reserves (340 million tons) in the same year. 4.75% of the reserve base (650 million tons). Mainly distributed in Jiangxi, Yunnan, Hubei, Tibet, Gansu, Anhui, Shanxi, Heilongjiang and other provinces, the basic reserves of these 8 provinces account for about 76.40% of the country's total basic reserves.