Ten biggest producing surface mines in Oceania in 2020
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Ten biggest producing surface mines in Oceania in 2020

By Carmen 09 Sep 2021

Here are the ten largest surface mining projects by production in Oceania in 2020, according to GlobalData’s mining database.

1. Mount Whaleback Mine

The Mount Whaleback Mine is an iron ore mining project in Western Australia, Australia. The greenfield project is owned by BHP and is due to operate until 2036. The mine produced an estimated 88.764Mt of ROM in 2020. It had an estimated production of 77.225 mtpa of iron ore in 2020.

2. Yandi Mine

The Yandi Mine is an iron ore mine owned by BHP. Located in Western Australia, Australia, the greenfield mine produced approximately 81.484Mt of ROM in 2020. It had an estimated production of 81.484 mtpa of iron ore in 2020. The expected mine closure date is 2023.

3. Christmas Creek Mine

Located in Western Australia, Australia, the Christmas Creek Mine is an iron ore mining project owned by Fortescue Metals Group. The mine is expected to operate until 2031.

The greenfield mine produced an estimated 69.728Mt of ROM in 2020. It had an estimated production of 56.369 mtpa of iron ore in the same year.

4. Jimblebar Hub

The Jimblebar Hub is an iron ore mine located in Western Australia, Australia. Owned by BHP, the greenfield project produced an estimated 67.124Mt of ROM in 2020.

The mine had an estimated production of 61.757 mtpa of iron ore in 2020. The Jimblebar Hub will operate until 2060.

5. Yandicoogina Mine

Owned by Rio Tinto, the Yandicoogina Mine is an iron ore mine situated in Western Australia, Australia. The mine is expected to operate until 2039.

The ROM production at the mine produced was approximately 64.986Mt of ROM in 2020. It had an estimated production of 58.789 mtpa of iron ore in 2020.

6. Sino Iron Ore Mine

The Sino Iron Ore Mine is an iron ore mining project in Western Australia, Australia. The brownfield project is owned by CITIC and is due to operate until 2042. The mine produced an estimated 61.881Mt of ROM in 2020. It had an estimated production of 20 mtpa of iron ore in 2020.

7. Area C Mine

The Area C Mine is an iron ore mine owned by BHP. Located in Western Australia, Australia, the greenfield mine produced approximately 60.587Mt of ROM in 2020. It had an estimated production of 60.587 mtpa of iron ore in 2020. The expected mine closure date is 2027.

8. Cloudbreak Mine

Located in Western Australia, Australia, the Cloudbreak Mine is an iron ore mining project owned by Fortescue Metals Group. The mine is expected to operate until 2022.

The greenfield mine produced an estimated 55.782Mt of ROM in 2020. It had an estimated production of 45.096 mtpa of iron ore in the same year.

9. Kings Valley Mine

The Kings Valley Mine is an iron ore mine located in Western Australia, Australia. Owned by Fortescue Metals Group, the greenfield project produced an estimated 55.782Mt of ROM in 2020.

The mine had an estimated production of 45.096 mtpa of iron ore in 2020.

10. Hope Downs Mine

Owned by Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd, the Hope Downs Mine is an iron ore mine situated in Western Australia, Australia. The mine is expected to operate until 2031.

The ROM production at the mine produced was approximately 54.494Mt of ROM in 2020. It had an estimated production of 49.045 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.

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