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iron ore

[′ī·ərn ′ȯr]
(geology)
Rocks or deposits containing compounds from which iron can be extracted.
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The iron-ore market is dominated by a few multi-billion dollar companies, including Vale SA, BHP Billiton plc, and Rio Tinto plc.
There is no iron-ore processing plant anywhere in the country.
(POSCO), STX Group and Marubeni Corp.--to sell them stakes in the A$10 billion iron-ore development project.
Iron-ore prices rose to the highest since at least 2008 last week on stronger Chinese demand and speculation that India, the world's third-largest exporter, will further curtail supplies.
SMSPL, set up in October 2003 by Satish Sail, trades in iron ore fines from the Goa and Belekari (Karnataka) ports, and provides iron-ore handling services to other operators in and around Karnataka at the Belekari port.
The Cascades project is expected to produce 20-million tons a year of iron-ore from 2012, and showed the potential to expand to an over two-billion tons iron-ore deposit with further studies, constituting the biggest iron-ore find since the early part of the 1900s.
Libya's commercially usable mineral resources, apart from its hydrocarbons, were limited to a large iron-ore deposit in the Wadi ash Shati near Sabha in Fezzan, and scattered, deposits of gypsum, limestone, cement rock, salt, and building stone.
Accordingly, CAP has embarked on a $550 million expansion plan to boost its iron-ore business to take advantage of a booming market.
The current year has been "remarkably strong" for iron-ore producers, according to Jim Lennon, commodity strategist at Macquarie Bank, and he forecasts a fall in demand for worldwide seaborne trade in iron ore of just 0,7% compared with 2000 (when it totalled 445 Mt).
Out of 80 iron ore deposits in the country, the four most significant deposits are the Kremenchuk iron-ore region (Poltava oblast), Kryvyi Rih iron-ore basin (Dnipropetrovske oblast), Kerch iron-ore basin (Crimea) and Bilozerka iron-ore (Zaporizhia oblast).