Ironclad Mining Set To Mine Iron Ore From Eyre Peninsula
In Australia, iron ore ranks as the second largest mineral industry after coal. South Australia's reserves of iron ore lie in the Middleback Ranges on Eyre Peninsula. The principal ore bodies being Iron Monarch, Iron Knob, Iron Prince, Iron Baron, Iron Knight, Iron Princess, Iron Queen, Iron Chieftain, Iron Duchess and Iron Duke.
Iron Knob Mine and cutting on a hill on the Eyre Peninsula. Iron ore was first mined here by Broken Hill Proprietary Company for use in lead smelters at Port Pirie. The mining of the 60 pure iron ore was the beginning of the Australian Steel Industry.