Many everyday items are made from iron. Haematite is an ore of an iron. Haematite contains iron oxide, #Fe_2O_3#. What is the meaning of the term ore?

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Mar 21, 2017

Answer:

An ore is simply a mineral bearing rock...........

Explanation:

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And the train bears a huge tonnage of iron ore, which contains a very high percentage of #Fe_2O_3#. Before the ore is converted to metal it has to be shipped, prepared, and then shunted to a blast furnace............All of this is highly energy intensive.