· The basic raw materials for making iron and steel are: Iron ore. Iron ore is one of the basic among other raw materials used in the production of iron. It is described as any mineral substance that contains enough iron which makes its smelting a viable proposition, .
The iron ore deposits of Uganda fall into two systems, the KaragweAnkolean Table 1. Known iron ore mineral resource in Uganda. Type of iron ore Loion Region in Uganda Quantity (million tonnes) Fe Content (%) Haematite (Fe 2 O 3) Buhara South Western 205 68 Rubuguri 55 69 Rugando 65 67 Muko 155 68 Mugabuzi Hill 12 60 Nyaituma 5 60