Ghelari mine

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Ghelari mine
Location Ghelari
Commune Hunedoara County
Country Romania
Products Iron ore, sometimes Magnetite, Siderite, Limonite, in pockets: Hematite.
Production 200,000 tonnes of iron ore
Financial year 2008
Opened 1900
Closed September 2005
Company Minvest SA Deva

The Ghelari mine was a large open pit, also an underground iron ore mine in the western of Romania in Hunedoara County, 20 km south-west of Hunedoara and 411 km north-west of the capital, Bucharest. Ghelari represents one of the largest iron ore reserves in Romania having estimated reserves of 14 million tonnes of ore.[1] The mine produced around 200,000 tonnes of iron ore/year.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Zăcămitele de minereu de fier" (in Romanian). Consiliul judetean Hunedoara. 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-24.