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Mineral resource of the month: ferrous slag

January 1, 2009

The article offers information on mineral resource ferrous slag. Ferrous slag is produced through the addition of materials such as limestone and dolomite to blast and steel furnaces to remove impurities from iron ore and to lower the heat requirements for processes in iron and steel making. It is stated that the method of cooling is important for the market uses and value of ferrous slag. Some types of slag can be used in construction, glass manufacturing and thermal insulation.

Publication Year 2009
Title Mineral resource of the month: ferrous slag
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Earth
Index ID 70045908
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Minerals Information Center