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What is an Iron Ore?

hematite rich iron ore

Iron Ore or Ore of Iron

An iron ore or an ore of iron is a rock or mineral from which iron can be extracted.  The ores are usually rich in iron oxides.

The three largest iron ore mines in the world are all in Brazil.

The hematite rich iron ore in our photo is courtesy of James St. John. Image is clickable and redirects to the original non-compressed photo.

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