Hematite Specularite


ArcelorMittal is the world's leading steel company and the fourth largest iron ore producer with 260,000 employees across 60 countries worldwide.

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With its iron and coal mining operations, ArcelorMittal is strategically positioned to supply its steelmaking facilities and the global market. The company has 29 mining sites spanning 10 countries and five continents, namely South Africa, Algeria, Bosnia, Brazil, Canada, the United States, Kazakhstan, Liberia, Mexico and Ukraine. In Canada, ArcelorMittal Mines Canada operates one of the country's largest open-pit mines at Mont-Wright, as well as another at Fire Lake, both of which are located in northern Quebec. Specularite hematite is extracted at these sites, which is then crushed and refined to produce quality iron ore and iron ore pellets.

For more information visit: www.arcelormittal.com/minescanada and www.transformerlavenir.com.


ArcelorMittal produces steel on four continents, with a growing presence in Asia, particularly in China. It operates in international steel markets, including the automotive, construction, domestic appliance and packaging industries. Steel is a unique material because of its versatility. It contains iron, a maximum of 2% carbon and alloying elements. Did you know that thousands of variations of steel exist? Everything we use on a daily basis contains steel, or was produced in a steel machine. In developed economies, consumption per capita is approximately 400 kg of finished steel a year. Steel can be recycled infinitely, as long as it does not degrade. That is why 1000 kg of steel can contain 550 kg of recycled steel.

For more information visit: www.arcelormittal.com

ArcelorMittal's Current Mining Projects

  • Brazil, Andrade mine: increase production by 3.5 million tonnes by 2012
  • Canada, Mary River: project to produce 18 million tonnes of ore per year
  • Canada, Mines Canada: expansion project to increase annual production by 10 million tonnes by 2013
  • Liberia: increase annual production by 15 million tonnes by 2015
  • Mauritania: Feasibility studies