how and where is limonite mined

  • Limonite often forms as a precipitate at springs and mine openings where acidic, iron-laden waters emerge from the subsurface. Most subsurface waters contain very little oxygen, and when they discharge to the surface, they often encounter oxygenated waters. Dissolved metals in the groundwater rapidly combine with the dissolved oxygen of the surface...
  • Chemical Classification: Amorphous, mineraloid
  • Luster: Dull to earthy
  • Color: Yellowish brown to brown to black
  • Streak: Yellowish brown
  • Limonite - Mining Fundamentals - AZoMining