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Publicly Traded Iron Ore Companies

U.S. Exchanges

List of Publicly Traded Iron Ore Companies Listed on Major U.S. Exchanges

The iron ore companies that are publicly listed differ in many traits from one another. There are your large-sized companies (Rio, BHP and VALE) that mine a tremendous quantity of iron ore in addition to other metals and minerals. There are also smaller iron ore companies like Cliffs which are directly involved in the mining of iron ore through its mines. Mesabi Trust is a trust whose income comes from an iron ore mine operated by another company. India Globalization Capital Inc. does not own mines but is engaged in the iron ore industry through iron ore beneficiation plants in Inner Mongolia. There are also many large steel manufacturers that have significant iron ore mining operations.

All of these companies (either directly or through a subsidiary) supply iron ore pellets to the steel industry. Iron ore pellets are used as raw material in steel blast furnaces.


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Iron Ore: Large-Cap Stocks

  • BHP Billiton Plc. (BBL) (United Kingdom – Coal, Copper, Iron Ore, Nickle and Uranium)
  • BHP Billiton Ltd. (BHP) (Australia – Coal, Copper, Iron Ore, Nickle and Uranium)
  • Rio Tinto Plc. (RIO) (United Kingdom – Aluminum, Copper, Diamonds, Gold, Titanium, Iron Ore, Thermal and Metallurgical Coal and Uranium)
  • VALE S.A. (VALE) (Brazil – Iron Ore, Nickel, Metallurgical and Thermal Coal, Copper and Precious Metals)

Iron Ore: Mid-Cap Stocks

Iron Ore: Micro-Cap Stocks

Steel Companies with Significant Iron Ore Operations

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