There are more than 917 iron ore mines in operation globally, of which 127 are in Canada, according to GlobalData’s mines and projects database. The following are the five largest iron ore mines by production in Canada 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. Mont Wright Mine

The Mont Wright Mine is a surface mine located in Quebec. It is owned by ArcelorMittal and produced an estimated 23.29 million tonnes of iron ore in 2022. The mine will operate until 2052. Buy the profile here.

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2. Carol Lake Mine

Located in Newfoundland and Labrador, the Carol Lake Mine is owned by Rio Tinto. The surface mine produced an estimated 16.38 million tonnes of iron ore in 2022. The mine will operate until 2081. Buy the profile here.

3. Bloom Lake Mine

The Bloom Lake Mine is located in Quebec. It is owned by Champion Iron and produced an estimated 7.96 million tonnes of iron ore in 2022. Buy the profile here.

4. Scully Mine

The Scully Mine , owned by Tacora Resources, is a surface mine located in Newfoundland and Labrador. The mine produced an estimated 5.4 million tonnes of iron ore in 2022. The mine will operate until 2047. Buy the profile here.

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 4.5 million tonnes of iron ore in 2022. The mine will operate until 2043. Buy the profile here.

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