Iron is one of the most common elements on Earth, comprising about 5% of the Earth’s crust. We extract iron ore from beneath the surface rock, crush it and concentrate it. We can then either transform it into iron pellets suitable for use in blast furnaces, or transport it directly by rail to our deep-water port facility in Sept-Îles to be shipped to customers around the world. Iron is the key ingredient in the production of steel, one of the most useful and durable products for modern living.
Our versatile production system lends itself perfectly to the production of premium quality pellets and concentrates.
Our naturally clean ore-body allows us to provide products to the market place with very low impurities. Having the industries lowest alumina and phosphorus content makes our products a very attractive material. This attribute of low impurities makes our pellets and concentrates an excellent complement to lump ores and fines from our sister operations in Western Australia.
As a result of continual product development and investments in the production system, we have been able to diversify our product offering. Today, we are well positioned to meet the product requirements of virtually every blast furnace operator as well as DR furnaces.
Minerals and Raw Ore that we specialise includes: