Here are the five largest iron ore mines by production in the US, according to GlobalData’s mining database.
1. Minntac Mine
The Minntac Mine is a surface mine located in Minnesota. It is owned by United States Steel and produced an estimated 12.791 MTPA of iron ore in 2020. The mine will operate until 2031.
2. Tilden Mine
Located in Michigan, the Tilden Mine is owned by Cleveland-Cliffs. The surface mine produced an estimated 6.3 MTPA of iron ore in 2020.
3. Hibbing Taconite Mines
The Hibbing Taconite Mines is located in Minnesota. It is owned by Cleveland-Cliffs and produced an estimated 5.5 MTPA of iron ore in 2020. The mine will operate until 2024.
4. United Taconite Mine
The United Taconite Mine, owned by Cleveland-Cliffs, is a surface mine located in Minnesota. The mine produced an estimated 5.2 MTPA of iron ore in 2020.
5. Northshore-Peter Mitchel Mine
Owned by Cleveland-Cliffs, the Northshore-Peter Mitchel Mine is a surface mine located in Minnesota. It produced an estimated 3.8 MTPA of iron ore in 2020.
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.