1. Minerals and Energy Resources
Classification Of Minerals
Classification Of Minerals Metallic Minerals :
We get metals from these minerals. metallic minerals further be divided into ferrous and non-ferrous. 1. Ferrous minerals :
The minerals which contain Iron ore are called ferrous minerals. e.g. Iron Ore, Nickel, Cobalt etc. 2. Non Ferrous :
Minerals containing metals other than iron ore are known as non-ferrous minerals. Gold, Silver, Platinum etc. 3. Precious Mineral :
The minerals which have very high economic value are known as Precious minerals e.g. Gold, Silver etc. Non-metallic minerals :
There are those minerals which do not contain metals. e.g. Mica, Salt, Potash, Sulphur etc. Energy Minerals :
The minerals which provide energy or power are known as energy minerals. e.g. Coal, Petroleum, Natural gas etc.
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