Iron Deposits of the Soviet Union
G. A. Gross, Geological Survey of Canada , Dept. of Energy, Mines & Resources, Ottawa, Ontario
The Soviet Union has enormous reserves of iron ore in many different kinds of deposits that are widely distributed in this vast land area. The present iron ore industry is based mainly on deposits in Precambrian cherty iron-formation at Krivoy Rog, Kursk and Murmansk. Extensive reserves of both naturally enriched hematite ore and magnetite iron-formation in these areas alone could supply all the domestic ore required for several hundred years.