iron ore

Definitions

  • Near the foundation of the probable bake shop, a pair of kilns once served for slaking lime, and perhaps for firing pottery. Between the kilns was a flame-scarred pit containing evidence of ironworking and the roasting of bog ore for iron
    Near the foundation of the probable bake shop, a pair of kilns once served for slaking lime, and perhaps for firing pottery. Between the kilns was a flame-scarred pit containing evidence of ironworking and the roasting of bog ore for iron
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n iron ore an ore from which iron can be extracted
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Japan is the world's leading importer of iron ore.
    • Iron ore (Min) any native compound of iron from which the metal may be profitably extracted. The principal ores are magnetite, hematite, siderite, limonite, Göthite, turgite, and the bog and clay iron ores.
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Usage

In literature:

There was plenty of timber; of iron ore but little discovered.
"History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia" by Charles Campbell
Largest deposits of iron ore occur in the far western Stara Planina and the Strandzha mountain range.
"Area Handbook for Bulgaria" by Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
If gold becomes as plentiful as iron ore, we still can't do much with it.
"Adolescents Only" by Irving E. Cox
Iron ore and limestone are raised in the neighbourhood.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 1" by Various
How could she solve the problem of a dwindling supply of iron ore?
"American World Policies" by Walter E. Weyl
A group of passengers had surrounded the heap of boards, ore, iron wheels, and axles.
"Harper's Round Table, October 22, 1895" by Various
Vessels go to Porman to land coke and coal, and to load iron ore and lead.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various
Other fields are known, and iron ores also occur.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 7" by Various
Iron ore was formerly obtained from the neighbouring hills.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1" by Various
Numerous pieces of iron ore from various strata lie on the shore.
"The Geological Story of the Isle of Wight" by J. Cecil Hughes
Ankerite occurs with chalybite in deposits of iron-ore.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2" by Various
They were employed in forges for the smelting of ore. Iron-founding and cloth-making were also in full swing.
"Cathedral Cities of England" by George Gilbert
The process of smelting iron ore was as primitive as it was unique.
"The World and Its People: Book VII" by Anna B. Badlam
At many other points large deposits of iron-ore are waiting for development.
"Two Years in Oregon" by Wallis Nash
The most important mineral products of Europe are coal and iron ore.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 8" by Various
They never became universal, since the proximity of deposits of iron ore was essential to their use.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 4" by Various
Springs of mineral water, and lumps of iron ore.
"Voyages from Montreal Through the Continent of North America to the Frozen and Pacific Oceans in 1789 and 1793" by Alexander Mackenzie
Montelius, however, explained that terms originally meaning "ore" or "metal" were afterwards used for "iron.
"Man, Past and Present" by Agustus Henry Keane
The iron ore cropped out on every hand.
"Wake-Robin" by John Burroughs
Its valuable ores all contain the iron in the state of oxide.
"The American Quarterly Review" by Various
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In poetry:

There through the pleasant noontide hours
My task of echoed song I sung;
Turning the golden southern tongue
Into the iron ore of ours!
"Recollections" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
The sails of it were red as iron-ore,
They showed like flame the close-grown banks
between.
My heart leapt up, but when the ship came near
I saw the deck with willow-leaves was green.
"A Song Of Willow Leaves" by Ethel Clifford
The iron rail, with its face to the sod,
Is only a bar of ore;
Yet it speeds where never a foot has trod;
And the narrow path where it leads, grows broad;
And it speaks to the world in the voice of God;
That echoes from shore to shore.
"Song Of The Rail" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

In news:

Alderon Iron Ore Corp Stock Getting Very Oversold.
In trading on Tuesday, shares of Alderon Iron Ore Corp (AMEX: AXX) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $2.45 per share.
Iron ore shipments on the Great Lakes are up sharply, according to new data from the Lake Carriers' Association.
Last month just over 7 million tons of iron ore were shipped across the Great Lakes.
Ishpeming: Where iron ore built a city.
The Empire Mine has been producing iron ore for more than 40 years.
Where iron ore built a city (Part 3 - with photos).
Iron Ore Company of Canada has chosen Invensys to update its digital automation systems.
India Iron-Ore Shipments to Plunge as Orissa State Suspends Exports.
Brazilian mining giant Vale says its iron ore transport operations have resumed, three days after protesting Indians blocked part of its railroad in northern Brazil.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian mining giant Vale says its iron ore transport operations have resumed, three days after protesting Indians blocked part of its railroad in northern Brazil.
Iron Ore Set to Gain in Fourth Quarter as Chinese Mills Restock .
North American steel and construction demand, along with international iron ore and coal traffic, boosted volume on the St Lawrence Seaway by 5 percent year-over-year in May.
Iron ore shipments on the Great Lakes totaled 5.5 million tons in October, a decrease of 6 percent compared to September, and 3.6 percent below the level of a year ago.
Iron ore shipments on the Great Lakes totaled 5.9 million tons in September, a decrease of 7.3 percent compared to August, and 7 percent below the level of a year ago.
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In science:

Bulk matter searches used hundreds of kg of material, including meteorites, schists, ferromanganese nodules, iron ore and others. A superconducting coil through which the material was passed, yielded a monopole/nucleon ratio in the samples < 1.2 × 10−29 at 90% CL .
Magnetic Monopole Searches
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