Kenyan Iron Ore: Mining and prospects of Processing

Maranga, S M and Bett, Alvin Kiprono and Ndeto, Kyalo and Bett, Gilbert (2013) Kenyan Iron Ore: Mining and prospects of Processing. In: Proceeding of the International Conference on Science and Technology of Ironmaking and Steelmaking, December 16-18, 2013, CSIR-NML Jamshedpur.

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Industrialization is one of the economic pillars in the Kenya Vision 2030 thus iron and steel will be prominent in the industrialization process. Kenya relies heavily on the importation of manufactured goods with iron and steel products forming the bulk of the raw materials. The country has some iron ore deposits and coal reserves among other input for steel making. The main deposits of the ore are found in Kishushe, Marimanti and Samia. The paper focuses on the iron ore from Kishushe location in the Coast region. The iron is mined and exported in semi-processed state. The chemical composition of the ore has been analyzed. There are interests to produce steel from the local ore. The challenges are on the estimation of the deposits, the quality, beneficiation methods and the selection of the extraction technologies.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Uncontrolled Keywords:iron ore, magnetic separation, coal
Divisions:Material Science and Technology
ID Code:7029
Deposited By:Sahu A K
Deposited On:17 Nov 2014 13:18
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