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June 3, 2022updated 14 Jun 2022 8:44am

Five largest iron ore mines in Canada in 2021

By Carmen

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

1. Mont Wright Mine

The Mont Wright Mine is a surface mine located in Quebec. It is owned by ArcelorMittal and produced an estimated 22 Million Tonnes of iron ore in 2021. The mine will operate until 2052.

2. Carol Lake Mine

Located in Newfoundland and Labrador, the Carol Lake Mine is owned by Rio Tinto. The surface mine produced an estimated 16.6 Million Tonnes of iron ore in 2021. The mine will operate until 2081.

3. Bloom Lake Mine

The Bloom Lake Mine is located in Quebec. It is owned by Champion Iron and produced an estimated 8.1 Million Tonnes of iron ore in 2021.

4. Scully Mine

The Scully Mine , owned by Tacora Resources, is a surface mine located in Newfoundland and Labrador. The mine produced an estimated 4.2 Million Tonnes of iron ore in 2021. The mine will operate until 2047.

5. Mary River Project (ArcelorMittal)

Owned by Nunavut Iron Ore Acquisition, the Mary River Project (ArcelorMittal) is a surface mine located in Nunavut. It produced an estimated 2.5 Million Tonnes of iron ore in 2021. The mine will operate until 2040.

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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