Iron ore is rock containing enough iron content, and in sufficient volume and accessibility to mining and transportation to be able to be economically mined. Iron in ore iron ismonly found in the form ofite Fe3O4, hematite Fe2O3, goethite FeOOH, limonite FeOOH·nH2O or siderite FeCO3. Roughly 98 of iron ore on the global market is used in iron and steel production.
Common methods of extracting the iron ore consist of blasting, drilling, or general excavating, ,. Most ir
Environmental impacts of mining can occur at local, regional, and global scales through direct and indirect mining practices. Impacts can result in erosion, sinkholes, loss of biodiversity, or the contamination of soil, groundwater, and surface water by the chemicals emitted from mining processes. These processesalso have an impact on the atmosphere from the emissions of carbon which have effect on the quality of human health and biodiversity. Some mining methods may have such significant environmental and pu