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.
- Alteration of Plans.- Scenery of the River.- Buffalo Roads.- Iron Ore.- Country of the Sioux.- A Land of Danger.-apprehensions of the Voyageurs.- Indian Scouts.- Threatened Hostilities.- A Council of War.- An Array of Battle.-A Parley.- The Pipe of Peace.- Speech-Making.
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.
What I saw in him -- as evidently as the indestructible ramparts of Old Ticonderoga, already cited as the most appropriate simile -- was the features of stubborn and ponderous endurance, which might well have amounted to obstinacy in his earlier days; of integrity, that, like most of his other endowments, lay in a somewhat heavy mass, and was just as unmalleable or unmanageable as a ton of iron ore; and of benevolence which, fiercely as he led the bayonets on at Chippewa or Fort Erie, I take to be of quite as genuine a stamp as what actuates any or all the polemical philanthropists of the age.
9 December 2016 - US-based iron ore concentrate and pellet producer Magnetation LLC has filed a motion with the US Bankruptcy Court seeking authority to enter into an asset purchase agreement that provides for the sale and transfer of substantially all of its remaining assets and certain liabilities along with the assumption and assignment of certain executory contracts and leases in connection with a sale to ERP Iron Ore, LLC through a credit bid by the company's post-petition lenders.
Global iron ore reserves were 185.1 billion tonnes (Bnt) as of January 2016, with Australia accounting for the largest share with 54Bnt or 29.2% of the total, followed by Russia with 25Bnt (13.5%), Brazil and China with 23Bnt each (12.4%), the US with 11.5Bnt (6.2%) and India with 8.1Bnt (4.4%).