23) Strip mining at the Ferteco mining complex near Congonhas do Campo. Minas Gerais possesses one of the largest reserves of iron ore in Brazil, most important of which are hematite of high purity found in the so-called "iron quadrangle" in the southeast part of the state.23) Mineração a céu-aberto no complexo da Ferteco, perto de Congonhas do Campo. Minas Gerais possui uma das maiores reservas de minério de ferro do Brasil, sendo o mais importante a ematite de alta pureza, encontrada no chamado quadrângulo férrico, no sudeste do estado.
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