New Zealand - Rio Tinto
Iron ore, one of the most abundant metals on Earth, is the primary raw material used to make steel. Operations. Operations. We work in about 35 countries – in mines, smelters and refineries, as well as in sales offices, data centres, research and development labs.,New Zealand’s Aluminium Smelter.Iron Sands - Trans-Tasman Resources - Offshore Iron Ore,Iron sand has been mined in New Zealand since 1850. Onshore sites, such as those at Taharoa and Waikato North, supply the needs of our country's comparatively small steel industry, as well as exporting to international markets such as China and Russia. Iron sand contains: Magnetite: An iron oxide which is a key component in steel makingNew Zealand: Mining, Minerals and Fuel Resources,New Zealand’s natural resources include gold, silver, natural gas, iron ore, coal, and limestone. Despite having a variety of mineral resources, the production of the country’s mineral industry is lesser than that of its neighbor Australia.