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June 3, 2022updated 10 Jun 2022 2:02pm

Five largest iron ore mines in Australia in 2021

By Carmen

Here are the five largest iron ore mines by production in Australia, according to GlobalData’s mining database.

1. Yandi Mine

The Yandi Mine is a surface mine located in Western Australia. It is owned by BHP and produced an estimated 80.7 Million Tonnes of iron ore in 2021. The mine will operate until 2023.

2. Mount Whaleback Mine

Located in Western Australia, the Mount Whaleback Mine is owned by BHP. The surface mine produced an estimated 74.4 Million Tonnes of iron ore in 2021. The mine will operate until 2036.

3. Jimblebar Hub

The Jimblebar Hub is located in Western Australia. It is owned by BHP and produced an estimated 67.4 Million Tonnes of iron ore in 2021. The mine will operate until 2060.

4. Area C Mine

The Area C Mine, owned by BHP, is a surface mine located in Western Australia. The mine produced an estimated 61.6 Million Tonnes of iron ore in 2021. The mine will operate until 2027.

5. Yandicoogina Mine

Owned by Rio Tinto, the Yandicoogina Mine is a surface mine located in Western Australia. It produced an estimated 56.9 Million Tonnes of iron ore in 2021. The mine will operate until 2039.

Methodology: This information is drawn from GlobalData’s mines and projects database, which tracks all operating and developing mines and projects globally. Verdict’s parent company GlobalData provides business information to 4,000 of the world’s largest companies.

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