These carbonate-containing iron ores not only pollute environment and give rise to security risks, but also occupy huge land for the construction of iron ore disposal sites, which could increase the production cost of iron ore dressing plants.
Iron ore is the raw material used to make pig iron, which is one of the main raw materials to make steel—98% of the mined iron ore is used to make steel. Indeed, it has been argued that iron ore is "more integral to the global economy than any other commodity, except perhaps oil".
Iron Ore (Fe) is mined in around 50 countries worldwide and used to make steel (buildings, cars, white goods etc.). Global economic growth is the primary factor that drives its supply and demand. When economies are growing, the need for steel in construction increases which drives the price up.
Iron ore is a mineral substance which, when heated in the presence of a reductant, will yield metallic iron (Fe). It almost always consists of iron oxides, the primary forms of which are magnetite (Fe 3 O 4) and hematite (Fe 2 O 3). Iron ore is the source of primary iron for the world's iron and ...
Responding to the low iron ore price, Arrium Ltd's exploration for a future source of iron ore that can provide low-cost and low-capital requirements during mining and production has been focused near existing mine deposits (such as Camel Hills and Iron Warrior).