Explosion kills 6 at Evraz iron mine in Russia

* Six killed, more missing

* Mine belongs to Evraz iron subsidiary Vysokogorsky GOK

* Mine stops operations

* All workers evacuated

(Changes dateline from Moscow, adds details)

YEKATERINBURG, Russia, Dec 23 (Reuters) - An explosion killed six miners on Wednesday at a Russian iron ore mine owned by Evraz Group


, an official for Evraz said.

"All work at the mine has been stopped. Everybody has been evacuated," he said. The total number missing was still being counted, he added.

The blast occurred in one of the four mines belonging to Evraz subsidiary Vysokogorsky GOK. The company operates in the city of Nizhny Tagil, in the Sverdlovsk region of the Ural mountains. (Reporting by Natalya Shurmina, writing by Robin Paxton)