Mar 28, 2015· Processes for Beneficiation of Iron Ores Iron is an abundant element in the earth’s crust averaging from 2 % to 3 % in sedimentary rocks to % in basalt and gabbro. Because iron is present in many areas, it is of relatively low value and thus a deposit must have a high percentage of metal to be considered ore grade.
Recently, the grade of iron ore deposits has deteriorated and further development of low grade deposits is desired. Presently, the most effective and often followed route taken to utilize such deposits is the provision of beneficiation plants for upgrading iron ore and pelletizing plants for agglomerating. Kobe Steel has much experience