There are more than 917 iron ore mines in operation globally, of which 127 are in India, according to GlobalData’s mines and projects database. The following are the five largest iron ore mines by production in India 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. Bailadila Iron Ore Mines (Bacheli Complex)

The Bailadila Iron Ore Mines (Bacheli Complex) is a surface mine located in Chhattisgarh. It is owned by NMDC and produced an estimated 12.52 million tonnes of iron ore in 2022. The mine will operate until 2051. Buy the profile here.

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2. Bailadila Iron Ore Mines (Kirandul Complex)

Located in Chhattisgarh, the Bailadila Iron Ore Mines (Kirandul Complex) is owned by NMDC. The surface mine produced an estimated 12.37 million tonnes of iron ore in 2022. The mine will operate until 2039. Buy the profile here.

3. Balda Block Iron Mine

The Balda Block Iron Mine is located in Odisha. It is owned by Serajuddin & Co. and produced an estimated 9.36 million tonnes of iron ore in 2022. The mine will operate until 2033. Buy the profile here.

4. Joda East Mine

The Joda East Mine, owned by Tata Steel, is a surface mine located in Odisha. The mine produced an estimated 9.27 million tonnes of iron ore in 2022. Buy the profile here.

5. Jajang Rungta Mine

Owned by JSW Steel, the Jajang Rungta Mine is a surface mine located in Odisha. It produced an estimated 8.93 million tonnes of iron ore in 2022. The mine will operate until 2023. Buy the profile here.

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