Types of Iron Ore: Hematite vs. Magnetite - MineListings
Jan 04, 2016· Hematite ore has been the primary type of ore mined in Australia since the early 1960s, according to Geoscience Australia. Approximately 96 percent of the continent’s iron ore exports are high-grade hematite, and the majority of its reserves are located in the Hamersley province of Western Australia.Koolanooka Iron Ore Mine, Morawa - Mining Technology,,The ore deposit at the 13km-long Koolanooka hills is composed of a banded iron formation (BIF) containing different rock layers such as hematite-goethite-magnetite, hematite-chert, hematite-clay, hematite-magnetite-limonite, limonite-hematite and hematite-limonite-chert. The ore originally mined at Koolanooka averaged at a grade of 60.2% Fe.Magnetite: South Australia’s potential,The iron oxide mineral magnetite as Fe 3 O 4 has a mass percent of 72.36% Fe and 27.64% O and typically occurs as a natural ore containing 15–40% Fe. Historically hematite direct shipping ore (DSO) has been the preferred source of iron ore globally, with significant resources located on several continents, including Australia in the Hamersley Range, Western Australia.