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

The Sokolovsky Mine is a surface and underground mine located in Kostanay. It is owned by Eurasian Resources Group and produced an estimated 7.52 million tonnes of iron ore in 2022. The mine will operate until 2038. Buy the profile here.

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2. Kacharsky Mine

Located in Kostanay, the Kacharsky Mine is owned by Eurasian Resources Group. The surface mine produced an estimated 6.88 million tonnes of iron ore in 2022. The mine will operate until 2038. Buy the profile here.

3. Sarbaisky Iron Ore Mine

The Sarbaisky Iron Ore Mine is located in Kostanay. It is owned by Eurasian Resources Group and produced an estimated 6.46 million tonnes of iron ore in 2022. The mine will operate until 2038. Buy the profile here.

4. Korzhinkolskoye Mine

The Korzhinkolskoye Mine, owned by Eurasian Resources Group, is a surface mine located in Kostanay. The mine produced an estimated 2.01 million tonnes of iron ore in 2022. The mine will operate until 2038. Buy the profile here.

5. Atasu Mine

Owned by ArcelorMittal, the Atasu Mine is an underground mine located in Karagandy. It produced an estimated 1.31 million tonnes of iron ore in 2022. The mine will operate until 2026. Buy the profile here.

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