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

The Minntac Mine is a surface mine located in Minnesota. It is owned by United States Steel and produced an estimated 13.05 million tonnes of iron ore in 2022. The mine will operate until 2031. Buy the profile here.

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2. Tilden Mine

Located in Michigan, the Tilden Mine is owned by Cleveland-Cliffs. The surface mine produced an estimated 7.72 million tonnes of iron ore in 2022. The mine will operate until 2047. Buy the profile here.

3. Hibbing Taconite Mines

The Hibbing Taconite Mines is located in Minnesota. It is owned by Cleveland-Cliffs and produced an estimated 6.69 million tonnes of iron ore in 2022. The mine will operate until 2026. Buy the profile here.

4. Keetac Mine

The Keetac Mine, owned by United States Steel, is a surface mine located in Minnesota. The mine produced an estimated 5.26 million tonnes of iron ore in 2022. The mine will operate until 2036. Buy the profile here.

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 5.09 million tonnes of iron ore in 2022. Buy the profile here.

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