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Where can iron be found in its native form?
March 08, 2010 7:38PM
Iron is rarely found in its native state the only known sources being Greenland where the iron occurs as nodules in basalt that erupted through beds of coal and two very rare nickel-iron alloys. Iron's symbol is Fe from the latin ferrum.
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What is the difference between iron and iron ore?
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Is iron found in elemental form compound form or both elemental and compound form?
Is iron found in a compound or is it found in pure form?
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Did native americans know iron before the europeon colonization-?
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What does it mean to say a metal is found native in the earth's crust?
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What is metallic ores?
Metallic ores are rocks that contain metals. Sometimes it contains a metal compound, like Hematite, an ore of Iron, Fe2O3, for example. They can also contain metals that are found in their pure form, like copper (which can form compounds, but not usually when found in ore) and Gold (which does not form compounds). This is known as a 'native' metal.
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Witch element found in liquid form mercury or iron?
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How is iron obtained in its true form?
Iron in its native (= natural state and pure) state is very uncommon, but is found in some meteorites. Iron manufacture consists of mixing iron ore (Fe2O3 or Fe3O4) with carbon (C) so as to reduce it. That is to remove the oxygen. The carbon feedstock is in the form of high quality coal or coke. Usually limestone is also added so that sand and dirt will bind with the lime to form a flux that floats to the top of the molten iron. Performed at heat in a furnace, and the melted iron is run out and formed into sheet, rod etc.