0 Anonymous Asked: December 27, 20192019-12-27T15:18:37+00:00 2019-12-27T15:18:37+00:00In: MiningWhat are different types of iron ore?0Iron ore is used to make steel. Iron ore is extracted from mines. What are the different types and grades of iron ore?iron oresteel raw materials ShareFacebook 2 AnswersOldestSophia Cyrus 1 Question 8 Answers 0 Best Answers 275 Points View Profile Sophia Cyrus Level 2 2019-12-27T15:28:00+00:00Added an answer on December 27, 2019 at This answer was edited. Iron Ore is basically oxides of Iron (Fe). Ore compositions of commercial significance are:Magnetite Fe3O4 – 73% ironHematite Fe2O3 – 70% ironGoethite (FeO(OH))- 63% ironLimonite (FeO(OH).n(H2O))- 63% iron FeSiderite (FeCO3)- 43% ironThe balance is mainly oxygen as iron oxides, however, all ores contain impurities, notably silica (SiO2), sulphur (S) and phosphorus (P). Fe contents in iron ore vary across the region. The average iron (Fe) content of iron ore in major countries is:Brazil: 65 – 67%Australia: 62 – 65%India: 55 – 60%USA/Canada 55 – 60%China: 20 – 30%Three types of iron ore are used in blast furnaces: fines, lump and pellets.0Reply Share ShareShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on WhatsAppSlide Share 0 Questions 24 Answers 0 Best Answers 880 Points View Profile Slide Share Level 4 2019-12-27T15:40:08+00:00Added an answer on December 27, 2019 at Iron ore content varies with by country as well as the nature of deposits. The below image shows the Fe contents based on the depth of two types of deposits: Supergene iron ore and hydrothermal hematite deposits.0Reply Share ShareShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on WhatsAppLeave an answerCancel replyYou must login or register to add a new answer.