ADVERTISEMENTS: Ferrous Metal—Iron Ore: India occupies a pride position in her iron ore reserve among all other iron ore producing countries in the world. The value of annual iron ore production exceeds the combined output of all other ferrous and ferroalloy minerals. Bulk of this production is used in manufacturing industry. Origin: Major ironore reserves […]
Reportedly of high purity, the ore was mined mainly north of Port Sudan. In the late 1980s, about 20,000 tons were produced annually, about 6,000 tons by the Sudanese Mining Corporation and the remainder by private operations. Gypsum was used mostly in the production of cement.