iron ore

  1. an ore from which iron can be extracted
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  • It engages in iron ore mining, pellet production, manganese ore mining and ferroalloy production, as well as in the production of nonferrous minerals, such as kaolin, potash, copper and gold. Five BRIC Strength Stocks
  • Sinosteel, another Chinese-owned metals conglomerate, has plans to develop a massive opencast iron ore mine in the Weld range, a ridge of hills 400 miles north-east of Perth. Australia leases out mineral-rich land as China's hunger for resources grows
  • Her resignation came amid investor fury after she overpaid wildly for a Brazilian iron ore mine. Times, Sunday Times
  • The outlook for iron ore and coal looks less promising. Times, Sunday Times
  • On Monday, a ship loaded with Norwegian iron ore is expected to dock in Qingdao, China, marking the first passage of a commercial cargo ship from Europe to Asia through the Arctic waters. Global Warming Gives Boost to Commercial Cargo Business
  • The base of these hills was of close-grained white-coloured granite, or whinstone: the summits of good freestone: on the sides several good pieces of iron ore were picked up. Journals of Two Expeditions into the Interior of New South Wales
  • Iron likewise combines with a considerable variety of substances other than oxygen; and some of these compounds, as for instance iron carbonate (siderite), iron silicate (chamosite, glauconite, etc.), and iron sulphide (pyrite), are locally mined as iron ores. The Economic Aspect of Geology
  • Gerdau said in March it had virtually doubled its iron-ore resources to three billion metric tons in Minas Gerais state, southeast Brazil, and in the future may be able to sell iron ore to third parties after satisfying its own needs. Brazil's Gerdau Plans New Business Model in Iron Ore
  • A city of northwest Michigan on the Upper Peninsula and Lake Superior. It is a shipping center for iron ore and various manufactures. Population, 21,977.
  • Steinbach told me how most high-grade iron ore had been mined out of the United States by shortly after World War II, so the world turned to taconite as an alternative. Heaven’s Fury
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