The characteristics of ferrous minerals found in India are as follows-
1. Ferrous minerals account for about three-fourths of the total value of production of metallic minerals.
2. They provide a strong base for the development of metallurgical industries.
3. India exports substantial quantities of ferrous minerals after meeting her internal demands.
NOTE – Metallic Minerals are of three kinds - -Ferrous minerals - metallic minerals that contain iron. For example – iron ore, manganese, nickel, cobalt etc. -Non-Ferrous minerals –metallic minerals that do not contain iron. For example – copper, lead, bauxite, tin etc. –Precious minerals – these kinds of minerals include gold, platinum, silver etc.
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