Iron ores are usually found in the form of magnetite (Fe3O4), hematite (Fe2O3), goethite, limonite or siderite and are rich in iron oxides and have a high specific density. The colour of iron oxides vary from dark grey, bright yellow, deep purple to rusty red.
Hematite, also spelled as haematite, originates from the Greek word for blood ‘haima’, because the colour of finer grades are usually red. The original grain size varies from lumpy to a sandy concentrate and is often milled to finer sizes.
Applications and markets
Iron ores, like Hematite, are the major component of steel. A small amount of hematite is used, because of its colour, in the pigment industry (building products and glass) and because of its weight for heavy media separation and in the balast industry. Specific properties makes this mineral suitable for use in the foundry industry, in exothermic and as core additive applications. Other qualities are used in the welding, steel and oil-drilling industry.
At Plomp Mineral Services, we focus on supplying customized Hematite grades for foundry, steel, filler and oil-drilling applications. This type of iron ore is sized to customers’ demands with the following general specifications:
- Chemical: Fe2O3 typical 90 – 95 % | SiO2 typical 2 – 7 %
- Various sizings: 0 – 45 micron | 0 – 63 micron | 0 – 250 micron | 0 – 500 micron
- Specific density: typical 5.0 g/cm3
Technical Data Sheets (TDS) and Safety Data Sheet (SDS) will be sent on request.
Minerals like hematite don’t have to be registered under REACH.
We supply Hematite in paper bags and big bags and can deliver by truck and container from our stocks.
Are you interested in our hematite? Please feel free to contact us!