iron ore


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Noun1.iron ore - an ore from which iron can be extractediron ore - an ore from which iron can be extracted
atomic number 26, Fe, iron - a heavy ductile magnetic metallic element; is silver-white in pure form but readily rusts; used in construction and tools and armament; plays a role in the transport of oxygen by the blood
goethite, gothite - a red or yellow or brown mineral; an oxide of iron that is a common constituent of rust
ore - a mineral that contains metal that is valuable enough to be mined
chamosite - a greenish grey or black silicate of iron and aluminum
taconite - a variety of chert containing magnetite and hematite; mined as a low-grade iron ore
haematite, hematite - the principal form of iron ore; consists of ferric oxide in crystalline form; occurs in a red earthy form
lepidocrocite - a red to reddish brown mineral consisting of iron oxide hydroxide; often found in iron ores together with goethite
limonite - a widely occurring iron oxide ore; a mixture of goethite and hematite and lepidocrocite
magnetic iron-ore, magnetite - an oxide of iron that is strongly attracted by magnets
raddle, reddle, ruddle - a red iron ore used in dyeing and marking
chalybite, siderite - iron ore in the form of ferrous carbonate
Translations
železná ruda
rautamalmi
minerale di ferrominerale ferroso
철광석
ijzererts

iron ore

nminerale m di ferro
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So long before being forwarded to Tampa Town, the iron ore, molten in the great furnaces of Coldspring, and brought into contact with coal and silicium heated to a high temperature, was carburized and transformed into cast iron.
If there be iron ore, and streams whereupon to set the mills, iron is a brave commodity where wood aboundeth.
At other places the banks were banded with great veins of iron ore, laid bare by the abrasion of the river.
Another thing that surprised me was the fact that so much had been accomplished in so short a time, for I could not believe that I had been gone from Anoroc for a sufficient period to permit of building a fleet of fifty feluccas and mining iron ore for the cannon and balls, to say nothing of manufacturing these guns and the crude muzzle-loading rifles with which every Mezop was armed, as well as the gunpowder and ammunition they had in such ample quantities.
Once we had discovered iron ore we had enough mined in an incredibly short time to build a thousand cannon.
The young men hunted the vipers which provided the virus, and it was they who mined the iron ore, and fashioned the swords under Perry's direction.
It was a single track railroad; but at every siding--and they were numerous--long lines of trucks piled with coal and iron ore told of the hidden wealth which had brought a rude population and a bustling life to this most desolate corner of the United States of America.
He was a man of middle age, born in Lynn and bred in Boston; a long-pedigreed New Englander, whose ancestors had smelted iron ore in Lynn when Charles the First was King.
Prices and demand for high-quality iron ore increases.
Till the end of December, iron ore shipments were up from 12.
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In Russia, the Ural region, Moscow (Tula region), North West Russia and Siberia have the country's largest iron ore deposits.