Symbol:- Fe (Latin, Ferrum)
Atomic no: 26
Atomic mass: 55.85 (56).

It occurs in nature only in combined from. It is also an essential mineral of plants and animals.
Chief Ores of Iron are,

  1.         i.            Haematite                    Fe2O3
  2.       ii.            Limonite                      Fe2O3.3H2O
  3.     iii.            Plagnetite                    Fe3O4               Loadstone.
  4.     iv.            Siderite                        FeCo3.
  5.       v.            Iron pyrite                   FeS2                  (Fool’s gold)