Iron mining in Zimbabwe. Image credit

Iron mining in Zimbabwe. Image credit

ZIMSEC O Level Combined Science Notes: The metal iron

  • Iron in mined mostly in South-Central Zimbabwe
  • Haemitite (iron ore) deposits can be found at Redcliff and Buchwa
  • There are other deposits in other places but the Redcliff site has the advantage of having limestone deposits next by
  • Limestone is used in the processing of iron
  • The iron ore is converted into iron and steel at the Redcliff mine
  • Coal which is used to┬ámake coke and fire the process is brought in from Hwange using railway lines
  • Very few metals are found in nature as elements and iron is no exception
  • Most metals combine with oxygen, sulphure and carbon dioxide
  • They thus occur in nature as metal compounds
  • These compound ores have to be processed to extract the minerals
  • Iron ore also has to be processed to obtain the metal iron

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