American Rio’s Red Earth Mining Site, is a 740 acre iron-oxide deposit, with a diversity of natural colors in the red-orange, orange-yellow hue range.
The Red Earth Mining site is located in White Pine County, Nevada.
The Red Earth deposit covers an easily accessible 740 acres. The deposit is ideal in that there is virtually no overburden and the oxide can be extracted without drilling or blasting. The property is logistically ideal because of its close proximity to improved roads and interstate highways. The Red Earth deposit is located on the Nevada, Utah state border.
Pictured is excavation site # 1. The iron oxide in this area is a deep amber red. The iron oxide at this site has an average particle size of 44 µm, straight from the ground. Because of the size and purity of this material the time from excavation to market is very low with minimal processing cost.
American Rio’s iron oxide has additional applications beyond the pigment market. American Rio’s engineering staff has been working very hard in refining its red iron oxide (Fe2O3) as a plant nutrient. Although most of the iron on the earth crust is in the form of Fe3+, the Fe2+ form is physiologically more significant for plants.
(This does not include the additional 720 acres recently acquired)