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2012-03-20 10:21:47

New report finds the American steel industry supported more than one million jobs in the U.S. economy in 2011; each job in U.S. steel industry supports seven jobs in the U.S. economy WASHINGTON, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A just-released report by Timothy J. Considine, professor of energy economics, University of Wyoming, reveals that the American steel industry is playing a significant role in leading manufacturing's post-recession resurgence primarily because it is...

2012-03-15 16:51:27

Iron is key to reversing global warming, Concordia and McGill research shows Canada defines itself as a nation that stretches from coast to coast to coast. But can we keep those coasts healthy in the face of climate change? Yves Gélinas, associate professor in Concordia´s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has found the solution in a surprising element: iron. In a study published in Nature, Gélinas – along with Concordia PhD candidate Karine...

2012-03-14 21:28:46

New American Chemical Society podcast The latest episode in the American Chemical Society's (ACS) award-winning "Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions" podcast series describes the development of a new test that could help track down and prosecute terrorists. Amid concerns about the threat of terrorist attacks, scientists have been seeking better protection for the U.S. and other nations. One such team has developed a technique that could help authorities catch terrorists and put them...

2012-03-13 03:05:00

LONDON, March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Strategic Minerals Plc (AIM: SML), the magnetite focused iron ore producer and exploration company, is delighted to announce that it has entered into a commercial contract ("Contract") with a subsidiary of Glencore International PLC (LSE:GLEN), for the sale of iron ore concentrate from its Cobre Project in New Mexico, to Glencore AG. Under the terms of the Contract, the total quantity of magnetite to be made available to Glencore...

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2012-03-12 06:20:39

By studying samples from carbon-rich meteorites, scientists with NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center say they have discovered that the building blocks of life can be created and maintained in extreme heat, not just in cooler conditions as had previously been believed. In a Friday press release, the U.S. space agency reports that experts from the Greenbelt, Maryland facility's Astrobiology Analytical Laboratory studied 14 samples and discovered "minerals that indicated they had experienced...

2012-03-09 08:16:00

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wheels Task Force of the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) and Michelin announced the scholarship winners of Lawrence Technological University's (LTU) Steel Wheel Design Competition at the program's unveiling this week at the LTU campus in Southfield. For the second year in a row, Colin Bonathan, a junior, won first place and was awarded a $2,500 scholarship. Second place went to Michael Levich, a freshman, who received a $1,500...

2012-02-29 10:41:35

The ability to detect and respond to magnetic fields is not usually associated with living things. Yet some organisms, including some bacteria and various migratory animals, do respond to magnetic fields. In migratory animals like fish, birds, and turtles, this behavior involves small magnetic particles in the nervous system. However, how these particles form and what they are actually doing is not fully understood. In a new study, published February 28 in the online, open-access journal...

2012-02-23 07:15:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) announced the retail availability of its new Callaway Forged Wedges. The latest creation from Callaway's Chief Designer, Roger Cleveland, the Callaway Forged Wedges debut two new finish options--Copper and Trivalent Dark Chrome--and feature the Company's Tour CC Grooves. Widely regarded to have the highest-spinning grooves in golf, Callaway wedges have become extremely popular with tour players around the world,...

2012-02-18 01:40:13

Phytoplankton Key to a Healthy Planet says Canada Research Chair at the Forefront of Phytoplankton Research Maria (Maite) Maldonado, Canada Research Chair in Phytoplankton Trace Metal Physiology at The University of British Columbia, has made understanding the intricacies of marine phytoplankton her life's work. These tiny, single-celled algae, which act as a natural sponge for carbon dioxide and are a critical part of the global carbon cycle, may play a key role in ensuring the health of...

2012-02-17 06:30:00

SAN MATEO, Calif., Feb. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- China Armco Metals, Inc. (NYSE Amex: CNAM) ("China Armco" or the "Company"), a distributor of imported metal ore and metal recycler with a new state-of-the-art scrap metal recycling facility in China, today provided an update on its trading business. By February 17, 2012, China Armco had completed the shipment of 160,000 metric tons of iron ore. The shipment of iron purchased from Brazil with a purchase contract value of approximately $17...


Latest Iron Reference Libraries

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2005-05-26 10:41:56

Hematite (AE) or haematite (BE) is the mineral form of Iron (III) oxide, (Fe2O3), one of several iron oxides. The ore sometimes contains slight amounts of titanium. When shaped into ornaments, it is often called black diamond. Hematite is a very common mineral, coloured black to steel or silver-gray, brown to reddish brown, or red. It is mined as the main ore of iron. Varieties include Bloodstone, Iron Rose, Kidney Ore, Martite, Paint Ore, Specularite (Specular Hematite), Rainbow Hematite...

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2005-05-26 10:06:59

There are a number of iron oxides: Iron oxides Iron(II) oxide or ferrous oxide (FeO) The black-coloured powder in particular can cause explosions as it readily ignites. Iron(III) oxide or ferric oxide (Fe2O3) known in its natural state as hematite or haematite, but also purified for use as a coating in magnetic audio and computer media, where it is known as ferric oxide. Also known as rouge. Iron(II,III) oxide or ferrous ferric oxide (Fe3O4), better known as the black-coloured...

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2005-05-26 09:37:09

Limonite Limonite is a ferric hydrate of varying composition, the generic formula is frequently written as FeO(OH)·nH2O, although this is not entirely accurate as Limonite often contains a varying amount of oxide compared to hydroxide. Together with hematite, it is mined as ore for the production of iron. Limonite is heavy and yellowish-brown. It is not a true mineral, however, but a mixture of similar hydrated iron oxide minerals, mostly Goethite. Limonite forms mostly in or near...

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2005-05-26 09:07:13

Manganese is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Mn and atomic number 25. Notable characteristics Manganese is a gray-white metal, resembling iron. It is a hard metal and is very brittle, fusible with difficulty, but easily oxidized. Manganese metal is ferromagnetic only after special treatment. The most common oxidation states of manganese are +2, +3, +4, +6 and +7, though oxidation states from +1 to +7 are observed. Mn2+ often competes with Mg2+ in...

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