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There are more than 917 iron ore mines in operation globally, of which 127 are in Australia, according to GlobalData’s mines and projects database. The following are the five largest iron ore mines by production in Australia in 2022, 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. Mt Newman Joint Venture

The Mt Newman Joint Venture is a surface mine located in Western Australia. It is owned by BHP and produced an estimated 67.11 million tonnes of iron ore in 2022. The mine will operate until 2036. Buy the profile here.

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2. Area C Mine

Located in Western Australia, the Area C Mine is owned by BHP. The surface mine produced an estimated 61.4 million tonnes of iron ore in 2022. The mine will operate until 2067. Buy the profile here.

3. Jimblebar Hub

The Jimblebar Hub is located in Western Australia. It is owned by BHP and produced an estimated 58.78 million tonnes of iron ore in 2022. The mine will operate until 2060. Buy the profile here.

4. Yandicoogina Mine

The Yandicoogina Mine, owned by Rio Tinto, is a surface mine located in Western Australia. The mine produced an estimated 58.19 million tonnes of iron ore in 2022. The mine will operate until 2039. Buy the profile here.

5. Brockman 4 Mine

Owned by Rio Tinto, the Brockman 4 Mine is a surface mine located in Western Australia. It produced an estimated 53.47 million tonnes of iron ore in 2022. The mine will operate until 2027. Buy the profile here.

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GlobalData’s Mining Intelligence Center tracks production, consumption, imports and exports of 17 key commodities across 60 countries, whilst its Mines & Projects Database tracks over 30,000 mines and projects with 200+ data fields for each, including production, operating costs, equipment and key mine-site contacts.