Iron Ore and Other Raw -Material Sources for a Primary Iron and Steel lndustry in Western Canada

CIM Bulletin, 1958

THE POSSIBILITY of producing pig iron from iron ores of British Columbia for a west coast primary iron and steel industry has been investigated by the provincial government and by commercial interests on -occasions. The latest study is that currently under way by The Gonsolidated Mining and Smelting Company of Canada, Limited. The Company is studying the possibility of making pig iron from the oxide calcine resulting from the roasting of pyrrhotite . tailings used in making sulphuric acid for fertilizer production at Kimberley. A comprehensive report on the subject .of establishing a primary iron and steel works in the Province, based on local iron ores, was prepared by Arthur G. McKee and Company of Cleveland, Ohio, in 1942 for the B.C. Minister of Mines and is available to interested parties. A detailed survey on the subject was also prepared in 1954 by Dr. G. P. Contractor, then .of the British Columbia Research Council
Keywords: British Columbia, British Columbia, hematite, iron ore, magnetite, pig iron, Deposits, Iron, Limited, Magnetite, Production, steel, Steels