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June 3, 2022updated 15 Jun 2022 11:44am

Five largest iron ore mines in US in 2021

By Carmen

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 12.8 Million Tonnes of iron ore in 2021. 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 7.8 Million Tonnes of iron ore in 2021.

3. Hibbing Taconite Mines

The Hibbing Taconite Mines is located in Minnesota. It is owned by Cleveland-Cliffs and produced an estimated 7 Million Tonnes of iron ore in 2021. The mine will operate until 2024.

4. Keetac Mine

The Keetac Mine, owned by United States Steel, is a surface mine located in Minnesota. The mine produced an estimated 5.3 Million Tonnes of iron ore in 2021.

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 5.1 Million Tonnes of iron ore in 2021.

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.

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