Native steel

Na´tive steel

1.A sort of steel which has been found where a burning coal seam had reduced and carbonized adjacent iron ore.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The participants urged the government to take strict measures to ensure the economic protection of the native steel industry against all odds and constraints imposed by foreign countries and domestic factors.The textile industry is succumbing to an economic fallout, minimization of production due to tax evasion, and unwise monetary and fiscal policies of the government.
The process begins with tamahagane, coarse native steel produced in an open smelter.