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

1. Dataigou Mine

The Dataigou Mine is a underground mine located in Liaoning. It is owned by Glory Harvest Group and produced an estimated 21.243 MTPA of iron ore in 2020.

2. Yuanjiacun Project

Located in Shanxi, the Yuanjiacun Project is owned by Taiyuan Iron & Steel (Group). The surface mine produced an estimated 11.048 MTPA of iron ore in 2020. The mine will operate until 2049.

3. Qidashan Mine

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The Qidashan Mine is located in Liaoning. It is owned by Anshan Iron and Steel Group and produced an estimated 11.015 MTPA of iron ore in 2020. The mine will operate until 2044.

4. Hujiamiaozi Mine

The Hujiamiaozi Mine, owned by Ansteel Group, is a surface mine located in Liaoning. The mine produced an estimated 7.696 MTPA of iron ore in 2020. The mine will operate until 2058.

5. Lanjian Zhujia Baobao Mine

Owned by Panzhihua Iron & Steel, the Lanjian Zhujia Baobao Mine is a surface mine located in Sichuan. It produced an estimated 7.272 MTPA of iron ore in 2020. The mine will operate until 2021.

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.