Indian and Russian scientists make pathbreaking discovery in mining industry


Indian and Russian scientists make pathbreaking discovery in mining industry

Russian scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) together with the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT Bombay) have been studying one of world’s largest deposits of iron ore, the Bakchar ironstone deposit located in the Tomsk oblast, Russia, and made a new discovery new that may impact future of the mining industry.

About 95 million years ago, there was a shallow warm sea at the territory of the Bakchar ironstone deposit (in the Tomsk oblast, Russia). Scientists are trying to find an answer to a global question now: how such a huge amount of iron ore – over 25 billion tons – was accumulated in this deposit.

Russian and Indian researchers have published a paper detailing their findings. They refute a widespread theory that iron in such deposits came into the sea from the eroded mountainous areas of the ancient continents. Read More

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