ironoreIron ore comes in the form of rocks and minerals from which Iron (Fe) can be economically recovered. It is the primary raw material in the production of pig iron and subsequently steel.

Raw iron ore can be transformed into “pellets” in a process that combines agglomeration and thermal treatment. The objective is to give the ore specific sizing and hardness properties that will be maintained during its transportation and use as feed in a blast furnace or Direct Reduction plant.

Metallurgical coke, iron ore fines or pellets and limestone are fed into a blast furnace to produce pig iron.