Iron 2002 - 03
Key Iron Deposits of the World
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[Conceicao Pit] [Hard hematite] [soft Itabirite]
[Blue dust]

In the Conceicão Pit of the CVRD Itabira Complex, eastern Quadrilatero Ferrifero.

Top left:   View of the pit
Lower left:   Free digging high grade "blue dust" ore for pellet production.
Above & Right:   Studying hard and soft itabirite ore respectively.
Photographs by Mike Porter

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