Thạch Khê iron mine

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Thach Khe mine
Location
Hà Tĩnh Province
Country Vietnam
Production
Products Iron ore

The Thach Khe mine is a large iron mine located in northern Vietnam in the Hà Tĩnh Province. Thach Khe represents one of the largest iron ore reserves in Vietnam and in the world having estimated reserves of 550 million tonnes of ore grading 42% iron metal. [1]

Iron ore ore rich in iron or the element Fe

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 colour from dark grey, bright yellow, or deep purple to rusty red. The iron is usually found in the form of magnetite (Fe
3
O
4
, 72.4% Fe), hematite (Fe
2
O
3
, 69.9% Fe), goethite (FeO(OH), 62.9% Fe), limonite (FeO(OH)·n(H2O), 55% Fe) or siderite (FeCO3, 48.2% Fe).

Vietnam Country in Southeast Asia

Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula. With an estimated 94.6 million inhabitants as of 2016, it is the 15th most populous country in the world. Vietnam is bordered by China to the north, Laos and Cambodia to the west, part of Thailand to the southwest, and the Philippines, Malaysia, and Indonesia across the South China Sea to the east and southeast. Its capital city has been Hanoi since the reunification of North and South Vietnam in 1976, while its most populous city is Ho Chi Minh City.

Hà Tĩnh Province Province in North Central Coast, Vietnam

Hà Tĩnh is a province on the North Central Coast of Vietnam. Together with neighbouring Nghệ An Province the two provinces are together called "Nghệ Tĩnh", and the locals are known for speaking Vietnamese with a very noticeable accent.

It is currently (2014) planned to increase the iron ore exploitation from five million to seven million tonnes per year. [2]

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