Iron ore mining in Nigeria Various qualities of iron ores are mined in Nigeria, with the town of Itakpe in Kogi State having the largest and the purest reserve of the mineral. The iron ore reserves in the area mentioned above in Nigeria are more than 200 million tons. Iron ore Worldwide. The production of iron ore originated from the United States. According to history, the U.S mines have been producing iron ore in bulks over the years up to date.
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Iron ore rocks are usually found in the form of hematite or magnetite . About 98% of world iron ore production is used to make iron in the form of steel. Although iron in cast form has many specific uses , its main use is to make steel.
At the same year, Iron Ore was the 667th most exported product in Nigeria. The main destination of Iron Ore exports from Nigeria are: China , Netherlands , and South Africa . The fastest growing export markets for Iron Ore of Nigeria between 2018 and 2019 were Netherlands and South Africa .