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Iron Ore

Iron ores are rocks and minerals from which metallic iron can be economically extracted. The ores are usually rich in iron oxides and vary in color from dark grey, bright yellow, or deep purple to rusty red. The iron itself is usually found in the form of magnetite (Fe
3
O
4
, 72.4% Fe),haematite (Fe
2
O
3
, 69.9% Fe), geolite(FeO(OH), 62.9% Fe), limonite(FeO(OH)·n(H2O), 55% Fe) or siderite(FeCO3, 48.2% Fe).

KSMCL possess 6 leaseholds (extent 809.44 Ha.) for Iron ore as detailed below.

Sl No

Name of the Mines

ML No

Extent in Hectare

Location

Production Capacity

(Lakh Tones per annum)

1

Harishanker

1754

6.07

Sandur Taluk, Bellary Dist

    -    

2

Jambunathanahalli

1659

38.45

Hospet Taluk,Bellary Dist

-

3

Subbarayanahalli

 

80.93

Sandur Taluk, Bellary Dist

29.40

4

Thimmappaanagudi

2605

631.59

Sandur Taluk, Bellary Dist

9.69

5

Ubbalagundi

995

33.6

Sandur Taluk, Bellary Dist

 

END USE OF IRON ORE

Used for the manufacture of steel, alloys, machines, automobiles, trains, ships, paints, pigment.