Iron is a general metal discovered in the earth's crust, when it befalls in mixture with other essentials. The word "iron ore" is utilized when the rock is adequately rich in iron substances to be mined cautiously. Iron ore yields metallic iron (Fe) while heated in the existence of a reducing agent like coke. Iron ore typically comprises iron oxides and carbonates.
Canada manufactures almost 35 million tonnes of iron ore yearly. Nations that Canada exports to comprise UK, US, Germany, South Korea, Japan, China and the Philippines.Features:
- It is much more harder and brittle as compared with magnetite
- Can retain its crystalline structure at temperature above 950 degree Celsius
- Has high iron content as compared with other ores