There are more than 922 iron ore mines in operation globally, of which 28 are in Russia, according to GlobalData’s mines and projects database. The following are the five largest iron ore mines by production in Russia in 2023, 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. Lebedinsky GOK Mine

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The Lebedinsky GOK Mine is a surface mine located in Belgorod Oblast. It is owned by Metalloinvest MC and produced an estimated 22.05 mtpa of iron ore in 2023. Buy the profile here.

2. Stoilensky GOK Mine

Located in Belgorod Oblast, the Stoilensky GOK Mine is owned by Novolipetsk Steel. The surface mine produced an estimated 19.56 mtpa of iron ore in 2023. The mine will operate until 2151. Buy the profile here.

3. Mikhailovsky GOK Mine

The Mikhailovsky GOK Mine is located in Kursk Oblast. It is owned by Metalloinvest MC and produced an estimated 18.63 mtpa of iron ore in 2023. Buy the profile here.

4. EVRAZ KGOK

The EVRAZ KGOK, owned by Evraz Plc, is a surface mine located in Sverdlovsk Oblast. The mine produced an estimated 10.78 mtpa of iron ore in 2023. The mine will operate until 2042. Buy the profile here.

5. Karelsky Okatysh Complex

Owned by Severstal, the Karelsky Okatysh Complex is a surface mine located in Republic of Karelia. It produced an estimated 10.54 mtpa of iron ore in 2023. The mine will operate until 2046. Buy the profile here.

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