wrought iron wrought iron is an iron alloy with a very low carbon content (less than 0.08%) in contrast to that of cast iron (2.1% to 4%). it is a semifused mass of iron with fibrous slag inclusions (up to 2% by weight), which gives it a "grain" resembling wood that is visible when it is etched or bent to the point of failure. wrought iron is tough, malleable, ductile, corrosion resistant, and easily welded.
iron ore geoscience australiadec 31, · australia is the world's largest iron ore producer but its iron ore resources are also the largest in the world; thus the potential resource life of australia's iron ore deposits is considerable (table 5). it is important to stress that the reserve and resource lives discussed here apply to australia as a