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

The Dataigou Mine is a underground mine located in Liaoning. It is owned by Glory Harvest Group Holdings and produced an estimated 21.53 million tonnes of iron ore in 2022. Buy the profile here.

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2. Yuanjiacun Project

Located in Shanxi, the Yuanjiacun Project is owned by Taiyuan Iron & Steel (Group). The surface mine produced an estimated 11.46 million tonnes of iron ore in 2022. The mine will operate until 2049. Buy the profile here.

3. Qidashan Mine

The Qidashan Mine is located in Liaoning. It is owned by Anshan Iron and Steel Group and produced an estimated 10.95 million tonnes of iron ore in 2022. The mine will operate until 2044. Buy the profile here.

4. Hujiamiaozi (Anqian Mining) Mine

The Hujiamiaozi (Anqian Mining) Mine, owned by Ansteel Group, is a surface mine located in Liaoning. The mine produced an estimated 7.72 million tonnes of iron ore in 2022. The mine will operate until 2058. Buy the profile here.

5. Sijiaying North Mine

Owned by HBIS Group, the Sijiaying North Mine is a surface mine located in Hebei. It produced an estimated 6.6 million tonnes of iron ore in 2022. Buy the profile here.

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