Definitions for "Iron Ore"
Form in which iron occurs naturally. Ores are primarily iron and oxygen but may include phosphorous, and ??. Before the development of the Basic Bessemer Process, only high quality ores (typically Swedish) could be used for the production of iron, as high phosphorous caused numerous problems. Typical British Ores contained ??% iron but production of these generally stopped when imported ore containing up to ??% iron became available. Ore used in the U.K. is generally imported from
the natural mineral that contains iron
A substance found in rocks and soil. It was plentiful in Batsto where it was melted down and molded into items such as cannonballs.