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June 3, 2022updated 13 Jun 2022 11:49am

Five largest iron ore mines in Brazil in 2021

By Carmen

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 109.3 Million Tonnes of iron ore in 2021. The mine will operate until 2038.

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 73.7 Million Tonnes of iron ore in 2021. The mine will operate until 2062.

3. Vargem Grande Mining Complex

The Vargem Grande Mining Complex is located in Minas Gerais. It is owned by Vale and produced an estimated 31.3 Million Tonnes of iron ore in 2021. The mine will operate until 2089.

4. Itabira Mining Complex

The Itabira Mining Complex, owned by Vale, is a surface mine located in Minas Gerais. The mine produced an estimated 28.7 Million Tonnes of iron ore in 2021. The mine will operate until 2041.

5. Paraopeba Mining Complex

Owned by Vale, the Paraopeba Mining Complex is a surface mine located in Minas Gerais. It produced an estimated 23 Million Tonnes of iron ore in 2021. The mine will operate until 2042.

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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