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Iron ore

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Ferruginous rock containing one or more minerals from which metallic iron may be profitably extracted. The chief ores of iron consist mainly of the oxides: hematite, Fe2O3 ; goethite, alpha -FeO(OH); magnetite, Fe3O4; and the carbonate, siderite FeCO3.

See Also: bog iron ore, Limonite, kidney iron ore, Magnetite, Siderite, Hematite, prereduced iron-ore pellet

Ref: AGI

The term has also been used extensively by petrologists to describe opaque minerals in thin sections, including magnetite, ilmenite, pyrite, etc.


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Classification of Iron oreHide

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Mineralogy of Iron oreHide

Non-essential minerals - these minerals are common, sometimes major components, but are not always present:
Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
HematiteFe2O3
Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
MaghemiteFe3+2O3
MagnetiteFe2+Fe3+2O4
MarcasiteFeS2
PyriteFeS2
SideriteFeCO3

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