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Kryvyi Rih, Kryvyi Rih Raion, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Ukrainei
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Kryvyi RihCity
Kryvyi Rih RaionRaion
Dnipropetrovsk OblastOblast
UkraineCountry

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Locality type:
Largest Settlements:
PlacePopulation
Kryvyi Rih652,380 (2018)
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Krivoi Rog; Krivoy Rog; Krivoj Rog
Other Languages:
German:
Rajon Krywyj Rih, Rajon Krywyj Rih, Oblast Dnipropetrowsk, Ukraine
Italian:
Distretto di Kryvyj Rih, Distretto di Kryvyj Rih, Oblast' di Dnipropetrovs'k, Ucraina
Russian:
Криворожский район, Криворожский район, Днепропетровская область, Украина
Simplified Chinese:
克里沃羅格區, 克里沃羅格區, 第聂伯罗彼得罗夫斯克州, 乌克兰
Spanish:
Raión de Krivói Rog, Raión de Krivói Rog, Óblast de Dnipropetrovsk, Ucrania
Ukrainian:
Криворізький район, Криворізький район, Дніпропетровська область, Україна
Armenian:
Կրիվոյռոգի շրջան, Կրիվոյռոգի շրջան, Դնեպրոպետրովսկի մարզ, Ուկրաինա
Belarusian:
Крыварожскі раён, Крыварожскі раён, Днепрапятроўская вобласць, Украіна
Belarusian (Tarashkevitsa):
Крывароскі раён, Крывароскі раён, Днепрапятроўская вобласьць, Украіна
Catalan:
Kryvýi Rih, Província de Dnipropetrovsk, Ucraïna
Cebuano:
Kryvoriz'ka Mis'krada, Dnipropetrovska Oblast', Ukranya
Georgian:
კრივოი-როგის რაიონი, კრივოი-როგის რაიონი, დნეპროპეტროვსკის ოლქი, უკრაინა
Hebrew:
עיריית קריבי ריה, דניפרופטרובסק, אוקראינה
Polish:
Rejon krzyworoski, Rejon krzyworoski, Obwód dniepropetrowski, Ukraina
Romanian:
Raionul Krîvîi Rih, Raionul Krîvîi Rih, Regiunea Dnipropetrovsk, Ucraina
Scots:
Kryvyi Rih Raion, Kryvyi Rih Raion, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Ukraine
Vietnamese:
Kryvyi Rih, Kryvyi Rih, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraina


One of the biggest accumulations of BIF-type iron ore within Europe.

ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih ("AMKR") holds mineral rights over 1,383 hectares to support its operations located roughly within the borders of the city of Kryvyi Rih, 150 kilometers southwest of Dnipro, Ukraine. AMKR's operations control all of the mineral rights and surface rights needed to mine and process its estimated 2019 iron ore reserves. AMKR operates a concentrating facility, along with two open pit sites and one underground iron ore mine. The iron ore deposits are located within the southern part of the Krivorozhsky iron-ore basin. Access to the mines is via public roads, which are connected by a paved highway to Dnipro. The area is well served by rail. Power is supplied by the Ukraine energy market and is generated from a mix of nuclear, hydro, renewables and coal-fired power stations. AMKR's iron ore material base is represented by ferruginous quartzite of Novokryvorizke and Valyavkinske deposits being mined through two open pits: #2-bis and #3 and a high-grade iron ore of Kirova deposit which is processed into lump and sinter ore. In 2019, actual production was at the level of 9.8 million tonnes of concentrate and 0.8 million tonnes of sinter feed. Operations began at the Kryvyi Rih open cast in 1959 and at the Kryvyi Rih underground mine in 1933. ArcelorMittal acquired the operations in 2005.

The expiration of the agreements on the subsoil use conditions and the subsoil use permits range from 2021 for underground mine to 2038 for open pits, while the expiration of the land lease agreements ranges from 2060 to 2061.

The iron ore extracted from the Kryvyi Rih open cast is first processed at the mine site through primary crushing. After initial processing, the product is loaded on a rail-loading facility and transported to the concentrator. The concentrator production process includes crushing, grinding, classification, magnetic separation and filtering. The iron ore extracted from the Kryvyi Rih’s underground mine by a modified sub-level caving method is crushed on surface and transported by rail to the steel plant. The main consumer of the sinter and concentrate products is the ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih steel plant, with some concentrate being shipped to other ArcelorMittal affiliates in Eastern Europe, as well as to third parties. The iron mineralization is hosted by early Proterozoic rocks containing seven altered ferruginous quartzite strata with shale layers. The major iron ore bearing units in the open pit mines have carbonate-silicate-magnetite composition. In addition, oxidized quartzite is mined simultaneously with primary ore but cannot be processed at present and is stored separately for future possible processing. Only the magnetite mineralization is included in the 2019 open pit iron ore reserve estimates. The underground mine is hosted by a ferruginous quartzite with martite and jaspilite.

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Mineral List

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6 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg/Ti)([Si/Al/Fe]2Si2O10)(OH/F)2 or Simplified: K(Mg,Fe)3AlSi3O10(OH)2
Reference: Eilu, P. (2003). Exploration for orogenic gold deposits. Fennoscandian Exploration and Mining 2003. Rovaniemi, Finland
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Eilu, P. (2003). Exploration for orogenic gold deposits. Fennoscandian Exploration and Mining 2003. Rovaniemi, Finland
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: http://ukrmineral.org/sites/default/files/u5/shchyr13.pdf
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: http://ukrmineral.org/sites/default/files/u5/shchyr13.pdf
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Eilu, P. (2003). Exploration for orogenic gold deposits. Fennoscandian Exploration and Mining 2003. Rovaniemi, Finland
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Eilu, P. (2003). Exploration for orogenic gold deposits. Fennoscandian Exploration and Mining 2003. Rovaniemi, Finland
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Eilu, P. (2003). Exploration for orogenic gold deposits. Fennoscandian Exploration and Mining 2003. Rovaniemi, Finland
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Eilu, P. (2003). Exploration for orogenic gold deposits. Fennoscandian Exploration and Mining 2003. Rovaniemi, Finland

Gallery:

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg/Ti)([Si/Al/Fe]2Si2O10)(OH/F)2 or Simplified: K(Mg,Fe)3AlSi3O10(OH)2
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg/Ti)([Si/Al/Fe]2Si2O10)(OH/F)2 or Simplified: K(Mg,Fe)3AlSi3O10(OH)2
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg/Ti)([Si/Al/Fe]2Si2O10)(OH/F)2 or Simplified: K(Mg,Fe)3AlSi3O10(OH)2
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
CCarbon
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg/Ti)([Si/Al/Fe]2Si2O10)(OH/F)2 or Simplified: K(Mg,Fe)3AlSi3O10(OH)2
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O HematiteFe2O3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
FFluorine
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg/Ti)([Si/Al/Fe]2Si2O10)(OH/F)2 or Simplified: K(Mg,Fe)3AlSi3O10(OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg/Ti)([Si/Al/Fe]2Si2O10)(OH/F)2 or Simplified: K(Mg,Fe)3AlSi3O10(OH)2
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg/Ti)([Si/Al/Fe]2Si2O10)(OH/F)2 or Simplified: K(Mg,Fe)3AlSi3O10(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg/Ti)([Si/Al/Fe]2Si2O10)(OH/F)2 or Simplified: K(Mg,Fe)3AlSi3O10(OH)2
KPotassium
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg/Ti)([Si/Al/Fe]2Si2O10)(OH/F)2 or Simplified: K(Mg,Fe)3AlSi3O10(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
TiTitanium
Ti BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg/Ti)([Si/Al/Fe]2Si2O10)(OH/F)2 or Simplified: K(Mg,Fe)3AlSi3O10(OH)2
FeIron
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg/Ti)([Si/Al/Fe]2Si2O10)(OH/F)2 or Simplified: K(Mg,Fe)3AlSi3O10(OH)2
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
AuGold
Au GoldAu

Fossils

There are 3 fossil localities from the PaleoBioDB database within this region.

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Occurrences19
Youngest Fossil Listed2.59 Ma (Pleistocene)
Oldest Fossil Listed37.2 Ma (Eocene)
Stratigraphic Units
UnitNo. OccurrencesAge
Kievskaya337.2 - 33.9 Ma (Paleogene)
Fossils from RegionClick here to show the list.
Accepted NameHierarchy Age
Colubridae
family
Animalia : Chordata : Reptilia : Squamata : Colubridae8.7 - 7.75 Ma
Miocene
Palaeomeryx
genus
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Artiodactyla : Palaeomerycidae : Palaeomeryx11.608 - 5.333 Ma
Miocene
Cervidae
family
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Artiodactyla : Cervidae13.82 - 11.62 Ma
Miocene
Giraffidae
family
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Artiodactyla : Giraffidae13.82 - 11.62 Ma
Miocene
Antilope
genus
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Artiodactyla : Bovidae : Antilope13.82 - 11.62 Ma
Miocene
Equidae
family
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Perissodactyla : Equidae11.608 - 5.333 Ma
Miocene
Hipparion
genus
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Perissodactyla : Equidae : Hipparion13.82 - 11.62 Ma
Miocene
Rhinocerotidae
family
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Perissodactyla : Rhinocerotidae13.82 - 11.62 Ma
Miocene
Nannippus minor
species
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Perissodactyla : Equidae : Nannippus : Nannippus minor11.608 - 5.333 Ma
Miocene
Deinotherium giganteum
species
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Proboscidea : Deinotheriidae : Deinotherium : Deinotherium giganteum13.82 - 11.62 Ma
Miocene
Zygolophodon tapiroides
species
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Proboscidea : Mammutidae : Zygolophodon : Zygolophodon tapiroides11.608 - 5.333 Ma
Miocene
Mammut borsoni
species
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Proboscidea : Mammutidae : Mammut : Mammut borsoni5.333 - 2.588 Ma
Cenozoic
Dihoplus schleiermacheri
species
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Perissodactyla : Rhinocerotidae : Dihoplus : Dihoplus schleiermacheri11.608 - 5.333 Ma
Miocene
Pseudopus
genus
Animalia : Chordata : Reptilia : Squamata : Anguidae : Pseudopus8.7 - 7.75 Ma
Miocene
Thysanus tenuicostatum
species
Animalia : Cnidaria : Anthozoa : Scleractinia : Faviidae : Thysanus : Thysanus tenuicostatum37.2 - 33.9 Ma
Paleogene
Lithophyllon priorum
species
Animalia : Cnidaria : Anthozoa : Scleractinia : Fungiidae : Lithophyllon : Lithophyllon priorum37.2 - 33.9 Ma
Paleogene
Siderofungia morloti
species
Animalia : Cnidaria : Anthozoa : Scleractinia : Siderastreidae : Siderofungia : Siderofungia morloti37.2 - 33.9 Ma
Paleogene
Vipera (Vipera)
subgenus
Animalia : Chordata : Reptilia : Squamata : Crotalidae : Vipera : Vipera (Vipera)8.7 - 7.75 Ma
Miocene
Goupilictis minor
species
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Carnivora : Amphicyonidae : Goupilictis : Goupilictis minor11.608 - 5.333 Ma
Miocene
Fossil LocalitiesClick to show 3 fossil localities

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Frietsch, R. (1974) The iron ores of the Krivoj Rog area, Ukraine, Soviet Union. GFF, 96, 45-52.
Baranov, P., Shevchenko, S., Heflik,W., Natkaniec-Nowak, L., Dumanska-Slowik, M. (2009) Jaspilite - the gemstone of Ukraine . The Journal of Gemmology, Vol. 31, No. 5–8, 163-169.

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Wikipedia:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kryvyi_Rih
Wikidata ID:Q4240826
GeoNames ID:703845

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