Iron ore is generally mined in the form of two types of different minerals. The first mineral is hematite, and the other is magnetite. To begin mining iron ore, a geological survey must first be taken of an area to determine whether substantive deposits of either of those iron ore minerals are present. The geological survey also determines the best method for mining the mineral.
Most iron ore that is extracted today is mined using open-pit surface mines. It is possible, however, to mine iron ore in underground tunnel mines. Most deposits of it simply don't make doing so practical, especially when it is much easier and less expensive to operate a surface mine.
Iron is mined almost exclusively in surface operations. The most predominant surface mining methods used to extract iron ore are open-pit and open-cut methods. Surface mining methods are designed to extract ore from surface deposits. Overburden, the soil and rock material that overlies the mine area, is removed to expose the ore deposit. The ore bench is drilled, blasted, and hauled to a plant for beneficiation. SBM is global supplier and manufacturer of mining equipment. We provide complete range of iron ore mining plant for sale.
Open-pit and open-cut mining are considered to be the least expensive extraction techniques. Surface mining technology is one such technology used for mining of selective minerals for efficient exploitation of the deposits. Conventional practices like drilling, blasting, crushing, and grinding techniques are involved in iron quarrying process. If you are interested, please feel free to contact us for more information.
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