- November 6, 2022 at 7:10 pm #30344Fernanso20Established MemberJoin Date: Oct 2022Posts: 48Offline
Blasting in the quarry. Then loaded onto trucks for transportation to the primary crusher. Then to the secondary crusher via a belt conveyor. Iron ore is classified into three categories (calibrated/lumpy; coarse; fine). It is then washed, screened, and discharged on a belt conveyor. It is loaded into road or rail wagons. Iron ore is also classified and sold by iron content.
- November 6, 2022 at 7:17 pm #30345AnotanosNew MemberJoin Date: Oct 2022Posts: 11Offline
Iron ore mining begins at ground level. Taconite is identified by diamond drilling core samples on a grid hundreds of feet into the ground. Taconite rock contains about 28 percent iron; the rest is sand or silica. These samples are analyzed and graded so mining engineers can accurately develop a mining plan. Most companies use free-fall chisel to mine one type of ore or another. Chisels are used in a fairly narrow range of all companies in this field, but without one, your work would be considered ineffective.
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