Mine

Countries

Chemical composition (%)

Ore grade

Fetotal

SiO2

Al2O3

S

P

Itabira

Brazil

68.9

0.35

0.60

0.010

0.030

High

MBR

Brazil

67.3

0.79

0.72

0.005

0.037

High

Carajas

Brazil

65.4

1.00

1.05

0.010

0.038

High

Nanfen

China

63.4

6.28

1.17

0.110

-

Middle

Goldsworthy

Australia

63.2

4.90

1.60

-

0.035

Middle

Hammersley

Australia

62.7

4.20

2.73

0.016

0.059

Middle

Irvine Island

Australia

54.4

21.3

0.23

0.040

0.010

Low

Goa

India

57.8

2.50

6.50

0.020

0.040

Low

Donimalai

India

63.5

3.00

3.00

0.050

0.080

Middle

Bailadila

India

64.0

2.50

2.50

0.050

0.100

Middle

Bakal

Russia

60.7

2.40

2.00

0.030

0.004

Middle

Tula

Russia

52.2

10.10

1.25

0.100

0.600

Low

Mesabi

USA

57.5

10.10

0.70

0.010

0.060

Low

Minnesota

USA

54.3

6.80

0.40

‚ÄČ-

0.230

Low

Reserve Pellet

USA

63.0

8.10

0.40

0.003

0.025

Middle

Rushekye

Uganda

68.4

0.96

0.58

<0.001

<0.02

High

Kamena

Uganda

67.9

0.80

0.65

0.002

0.02

High

Kyanyamuzinda

Uganda

68.7

0.41

0.35

0.006

0.02

High

Oolitic iron ore of Kandi Basin

Benin

56.72

11.99

4.51

<0.3

0.65

Low (present work)