M'Haoudat is a small surface mine in the Tiris-Zemmour District of northern Mauritania. The mine is owned and operated by the majority state-owned mining company SNIM. The deposit is located 55 kilometres north of Zourete and is part of the Tiris Archaean group. Mining takes place in one large pit with a current head grade of 54.0% Fe. The ore is crushed and screened on site then transported along the 700 kilometre rail-line to Port Nouadhibou.