Iron has witnessed the long history of mankind who has been involved in life and production for centuries. Iron is the one of the most demanding metals of our world; iron come into our life mostly in steel form.
Iron ore is the base material for Iron/Steel industry. In order for a mine to be evaluated as an ore, it must be economical to operate and production. Because of that in the steel industry Iron ore tenor desired at least %57 of iron mineral. Iron ore is the fourth abundant mineral of the crust and it is mostly found inside; magnetite (Fe3O4), hematite (Fe2O3), limonite (2Fe2O3.2H2O), goethite (Fe2O3.H2O), siderite (FeCO3), pyrite (FeS2).
Iron is the most demanding of all metals and it constitutes 95% of the metal produced in the world by weight. Low prices and high strength properties of iron; makes it indispensable in the construction, automotive, cement, paint, shipbuilding industries.
Nowadays; iron is one of the basic raw materials of industry and it plays an important role in the development of the countries’ economy. While measuring the size of economy, iron and steel consumption per person is taken into account.
World iron reserves are approximately 170 billion tons and 220 million tons of iron reserves in Turkey.
Standard Boksitİşletmeleri A.Ş. Iron Ore Fields;