Iron Ore. Iron is a common metal found in the earth's crust, where it occurs in combination with other elements. The term "iron ore" is used when the rock is sufficiently rich in iron minerals to be mined economically. Iron ore yields metallic iron (Fe) when heated in
2019617&ensp·&enspIron ore can be found all over the world, in the form of rocks and other minerals. To be economically viable for mining, iron ore must contain at least 20% iron. Magnetite ore has the highest proportion of iron, at 65%. Haematite ore also has a high content of iron at 60%. All iron ore contains ferric oxide and it is from this that iron is
The world will need iron ore for as long as the world needs steel. In 2019, we produced 270 million tonnes of iron ore. That's enough to make the steel for more than 3,100 Sydney Harbour Bridges. We're building a new iron ore mine in Western Australia. When completed, South Flank will produce highquality iron ore for around 25 years.