Here are the five largest iron ore mines by production in Brazil, according to GlobalData’s mining database.
1. Serra Norte Mining Complex
The Serra Norte Mining Complex is a surface mine located in Para. It is owned by Vale and produced an estimated 106.092 MTPA of iron ore in 2020. The mine will operate until 2037.
2. Carajas Serra Sul S11D Project
Located in Para, the Carajas Serra Sul S11D Project is owned by Vale. The surface mine produced an estimated 82.9 MTPA of iron ore in 2020. The mine will operate until 2058.
3. Vargem Grande Mining Complex
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The Vargem Grande Mining Complex is located in Minas Gerais. It is owned by Vale and produced an estimated 25.1 MTPA of iron ore in 2020. The mine will operate until 2093.
4. Minas Rio Project
The Minas Rio Project, owned by Anglo American Plc, is a surface mine located in Minas Gerais. The mine produced an estimated 24.1 MTPA of iron ore in 2020. The mine will operate until 2075.
5. Itabira Mining Complex
Owned by Vale, the Itabira Mining Complex is a surface mine located in Minas Gerais. It produced an estimated 23.913 MTPA of iron ore in 2020. The mine will operate until 2031.
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.