Krivoj Rog Ore Mining
Krivbass, the Krivoj Rog ore mining basin, belongs among the world's largest of its kind.
The iron ore is mined here in the opencasts and also in the underground. The deepest mines are operating around 2.7 km below the surface.
Mining operations partly shutdown due to the Russian aggression.
By Viktor Macha in 2016.
Plant facts and figures
The plant have an annual capacity of 4000000 tons.
The following processes are conducted in the plant:
This plant produces the following type of products:
The presence of rich iron ore deposits in Krivoy Rog was known since early 18th century, when prince Potemkin Tavrichesky initiated first exploration works. As the results turned out well first quarry and iron foundy for casting artillery shells was built.
After his death the mining and smelting operations are ceased.
Further development continues in 1881, when a French company established the first underground mine called Saksagansky.
In 1884 the Krivbass was connected with Donbass by railway.
However major transformation of the landscape started in 1955. The Soviet Union recognized Krivoy Rog as its largest source of iron ore and new era of deep and opencast mining was about to start. During ten years six new mines were opened.
Krivbass belongs among the largest iron ore basins in the world now.