Define Minerals, Ores & Gangue

Define Minerals, Ores & Gangue

Few metals, such as gold and platinum and sometimes copper. silver, mercury etc. which occur free in nature in their elemental form most of the metals such as iron, copper, aluminum, calcium, sodium etc. are found in nature in combined form. The naturally occurring elements and metallic compounds are called minerals.

The minerals from which metals can be extracted economically arc called ores.

The valueless part of the ore or mineral is called gangue.

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