fluxing ore

fluxing ore

[′fləks·iŋ ‚ȯr]
(metallurgy)
An ore containing usually an appreciable amount of valuable metal, but smelted mainly because it contains fluxing agents which are required in the reduction of other ores.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.