In what forms, Indian mineral is classified?
The minerals are classified into two major categories:
1. Metallic minerals
2. Non-metallic minerals
1. Metallic minerals:
Minerals that show metallic properties are known as metallic minerals. They are further classified into Ferrous and non-ferrous minerals.
Minerals that are rich in iron are called Ferrous minerals. Example – Chromite, pyrite, tungsten, cobalt, etc.
Minerals that do not contain iron are called Non-Ferrous minerals. Example – Gold, silver, copper, etc.,
2. Non-metallic minerals:
Minerals that do not have metallic properties are called non-metallic minerals.
Example – Dolomite, mica, gypsum, etc.,
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