BIF

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Definition of BIF

  1. banded iron formation Less than 6 percent of Earth's crust is iron, but fortunately for the voracious appetite of Industrial Man, the element is plentiful in oxide-rich ore deposits, including banded iron formations. BIFs, as they're known to geologists, are enigmatic. — Sid Perkins, Science News, 20 June 2009

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