Where Iron Ore is Mined. Iron ore is mined and produced in countries around the world including China, Australia, Brazil, India, Russia, Ukraine, South Africa, United States, Iran, Canada, Sweden and Kazakhstan. The Brazilian mining corporation Vale is the largest iron ore producer in the world.
The Mining of Iron Ore in South Africa. This report focuses on the South African iron ore mining sector which produced 78 million tonnes (Mt) of iron ore during 2014. Of this total, 67.2Mt worth US$6.7bn was exported. China remains the largest importer of South African iron ore, importing 73% of all local iron ore exports in 2014, valued at US
Iron Mining and Processing in South Africa RESOUR CE PA CK Iron Mining and Processing in South Africa Source: Kumba Iron Ore, UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN IDYUNIVESITHI YASEKAPA UNIVERSITEIT VAN KAAPSTAD Road construction / concrete manufacture Crushing Open pit mining is used to excavate iron ore that is close to the surface.
Iron ore is the key component in steel, the most widely used of all metals. In South Africa our iron ore operations are made up of a 69.7% shareholding in Kumba Iron Ore Limited (Kumba), a leading supplier of seaborne iron ore. Kumba is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and operates three mines.