Fri August 10, 2012 By: Tanaya Saha

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

Expert Reply
Sat August 11, 2012
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.

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