All ores are minerals but all minerals are not ores. Justify the statement.

Asked by tanaya saha | 10th Aug, 2012, 09:23: PM

Expert Answer:

It is so because metals cannot be extracted from minerals in a convenient way. E.g.:- Aluminum metal is found in both minerals: clay and bauxite. Aluminum metal is extracted only from bauxite in a convenient way. So, bauxite is an ore of aluminum. On the other hand, it is not extracted from clay so clay remains only as mineral not ore of aluminum.

Answered by  | 11th Aug, 2012, 08:51: PM

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