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Define the terms: (i) mineral (ii) ore, and (iii) gangue. .

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(i) Mineral: The elements or compounds, which occur naturally in the earth’s crust, are known as minerals

(ii) Ore: Minerals from which the metals can be extracted profitably are called ores.


(iii) Gangue: Ores mined from the earth are usually contaminated with large amounts of impurities such as soil, sand, etc., called gangue.


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