Iron Ore

Iron Ore

Iron ore is formed of rocks, minerals or meteorites from which metallic iron can be extracted.Typically, the iron is in the form of iron oxide, which varies in colour from dark grey, bright yellow and deep purple to rusty red.Iron ore can have up to 65% ferrous content, but is often lower and needs to be refined before use.

Iron ore is the raw material used to make pig iron, which is one of the main raw materials for making steel. 98% of mined iron ore is used to make steel.