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Rio Tinto IOC

Rio Tinto IOC


About Us

We are a leading North American producer and exporter of premium iron ore pellets and high-grade concentrate with average iron grades greater than 66%. Our operations include a mine with five operational pits, a concentrator and a pelletizing plant located near Labrador City, in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. IOC is located in the region known as the “Labrador Trough”, an established basin with significant deposits for the supply of high-grade iron ore products.

We also operate a wholly-owned 418 km railway, the Quebec North Shore and Labrador Railway (QNS&L), that links our Labrador operations to Company-owned port facilities in Sept-Iles.

We have a nameplate capacity to produce 23.0 million metric tons per year (Mtpa) of high-grade concentrate fines, of which up to 12.5 Mtpa can be processed into a range of higher value pellets. We take pride in ensuring our products are of consistent, reliable and replicable quality; within cargoes and between cargoes.

With a team of over 2,500 employees, we are committed to providing value and continuity for our customers, employees, communities and shareholders through our unique mine to port approach, taking advantage of our full integration and wholly owned infrastructure, to deliver our high-quality concentrate and pellets to our customers across the globe.


Time Lapse Nighttime Photo of IOC Mine site in Labrador City
Aerial View of IOC Processing Facilities in Labrador City
IOC Haul Trucks at the Mine Site in Labrador City
IOC Port Facilities in Sept Iles, Quebec

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