Manganese Ore

Manganese is a chemical element, designated by the symbol Mn. It has the atomic number 25. It is found as a free element in nature (often in combination with iron), and in many minerals. Manganese is a metal with important industrial metal alloy uses, particularly in stainless steels.It is a pinkish-gray, chemically active element. It is a hard metal and is very brittle. It is hard to melt, but easily oxidized. Manganese is reactive when pure, and as a powder it will burn in oxygen, it reacts with water (it rusts like iron) and dissolves in dilute acids.

Manganese is essential to iron and steel production. At present, steel making accounts 85% to 90% of the total demand. Manganese is a key component of low-cost stainless steel formulations and certain widely used Alumimum alloys. Manganese dioxide is also used as a catalyst. Manganese is used to decolorize glass and make violet coloured glass. Potassium permanganate is a potent oxidizer and used as a disinfectant. Other compound that find applications are Manganese oxide (MnO) and manganese carbonate (MnCO3): the first goes into fertilizers and ceramics; the second is the starting material for making other manganese compounds.

Origin: Pakistan

Specifications a) Mn 25-30 % MIN WITH Fe 10-15 % MAX

b) Mn 31-35 % MIN WITH Fe 16-20 % MAX

c) Mn 36-40 % MIN WITH Fe 5-7% MAX