Q. 1

In what forms, Indian mineral is classified?

Answer :

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.


Ferrous minerals:


Minerals that are rich in iron are called Ferrous minerals. Example – Chromite, pyrite, tungsten, cobalt, etc.


Non-Ferrous minerals:


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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