Different Types of Iron Ore - Mineral Processing & Metallurgy
Iron occurs naturally in the form of four stable isotopes: 54 Fe, 56 Fe, 57 Fe, and 58 Fe. Around 92% of iron is 56 Fe. Oxidation States Iron can exist in oxidation states from -2 to +6. The most common states are +2 and +3. Interesting Facts about Iron. Cast iron is when an iron alloy is heated to liquid and then is poured into a mould. Iron ore deposits found in abundance in Nigeria, West Africa with up to 3 billion tonnes are in Nigerian states like Kaduna, Enugu, Kogi, Niger, Kwara, Bauchi and Zamfara. Iron ore is an essential rock mineral, which the formation came as a result of combined chemical reactions of oxygen and iron in marine and freshwaters.. The two significant elements of iron ores are rocks and minerals.