Difference between metallic and non-metallic minerals:
1. Metallic minerals are usually found in igneous rocks while non-metallic minerals are found in sedimentary rocks.
2. Metallic minerals have raw metal and have a shine on their own while non-metallic have no metal in it and don’t have a shine of its own.
3. Examples of metallic minerals: Manganese, bauxite, gold
Examples of non-metallic minerals: Mica, sulphur, potash
Note: Metallic minerals can be further divided into ferrous, non-ferrous and precious. Apart from metallic and non-metallic, there are also energy minerals.
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