the state has the world's largest reserves of iron ore with 29% of the world's iron ore, followed by brazil with 19%, russia with 15% and china with 12%. in 2017-18 the western australian government received a$4.48 billion in royalties from the iron ore mining industry in the state.
blaafarveværket, or the blue colour works, was a mining and industrial company located at åmot in modum in buskerud, norway, which existed from 1776 to 1898.the works mined cobalt ore and manufactured by smelting blue cobalt glass and cobalt blue cobalt aluminate pigment. it is currently a large open-air industrial museum and an art gallery; it is the largest and best preserved mine museum .
cement works. many of the cement works and their associated chalk pits had narrow gauge railways, particularly those in the south east of england. the associated portland cement manufacturers ltd. apcm, later blue circle industries, and lafarge was the major producer of cement in the united kingdom in the second half.
there is mining of copper, iron, manganese, gold, cassiterite tin ore , and phosphates. notable firms. this list includes notable companies with primary headquarters located in the country. the industry and sector follow the industry classification benchmark taxonomy. organizations which have ceased operations are included and noted as defunct.
iron range refers collectively or individually to a number of elongated iron-ore mining districts around lake superior in the united states and canada. despite the word 'range', the iron ranges are not mountain chains, but outcrops of precambrian sedimentary formations containing high percentages of iron.