There are more than 922 iron ore mines in operation globally, of which 114 are in China, according to GlobalData’s mines and projects database. The following are the five largest iron ore mines by production in China in 2023, according to GlobalData’s mining database, which tracks more than 33,000 mines and projects from early exploration to closure across more than 150 countries and over 100 commodities. Buy the latest mine-site profiles here.

1. Dataigou Mine

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The Dataigou Mine is a underground mine located in Liaoning. It is owned by Glory Harvest Group Holdings and produced an estimated 9.07 mtpa of iron ore in 2023. Buy the profile here.

2. Yuanjiacun Project

Located in Shanxi, the Yuanjiacun Project is owned by Taiyuan Iron & Steel (Group). The surface mine produced an estimated 8.59 mtpa of iron ore in 2023. The mine will operate until 2049. Buy the profile here.

3. Lanjian Zhujia Baobao Mine

The Lanjian Zhujia Baobao Mine is located in Sichuan. It is owned by Panzhihua Iron & Steel and produced an estimated 6.33 mtpa of iron ore in 2023. Buy the profile here.

4. Sijiaying North Mine

The Sijiaying North Mine, owned by HBIS Group, is a surface mine located in Hebei. The mine produced an estimated 5.92 mtpa of iron ore in 2023. Buy the profile here.

5. Hujia Miaozi Mine

Owned by Panzhihua Iron & Steel, the Hujia Miaozi Mine is a surface mine located in Liaoning. It produced an estimated 5.85 mtpa of iron ore in 2023. The mine will operate until 2032. Buy the profile here.

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