iron ore

Definitions of iron ore
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n an ore from which iron can be extracted

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goethite, gothite
a red or yellow or brown mineral; an oxide of iron that is a common constituent of rust
chamosite
a greenish grey or black silicate of iron and aluminum
taconite
a variety of chert containing magnetite and hematite; mined as a low-grade iron ore
haematite, hematite
the principal form of iron ore; consists of ferric oxide in crystalline form; occurs in a red earthy form
lepidocrocite
a red to reddish brown mineral consisting of iron oxide hydroxide; often found in iron ores together with goethite
limonite
a widely occurring iron oxide ore; a mixture of goethite and hematite and lepidocrocite
magnetic iron-ore, magnetite
an oxide of iron that is strongly attracted by magnets
raddle, reddle, ruddle
a red iron ore used in dyeing and marking
chalybite, siderite
iron ore in the form of ferrous carbonate
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a mineral that contains metal that is valuable enough to be mined

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