Iron Ore

Iron Ore


  • Iron ore is found in nature in the form of rocks, mixed with other elements. By means of various industrial processes incorporating cutting-edge technology, iron ore is processed and then sold to steel companies.
  • The iron ore products can be found in houses, cars and household appliances.
  • It is found in various forms like Haemetite (also called DSO), Magnetite, Pesolite etc.

What are pellets?

  • Pellets are small balls of iron ore used in the production of steel.
  • They are made with technology that uses the powder that is generated during the ore extraction process, once considered waste.

What are they used for?

  • The pellets are used in the production of steel which is used in the construction of bridges, cars, planes, bicycles, household appliances and much more.
  • But, before this, the ore goes through a blast furnace that only works when air can circulate freely. For this reason, the material needs to be big enough so that there are spaces between each piece.
  • On top of this, the ore needs to be strong enough not to be crushed thereby obstructing the blast furnace.