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Answer :

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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