Know About Metal Minerals

Metallic minerals are minerals that contain one or more metal elements. Metallic minerals are found in rare and naturally occurring concentrations known as mineral deposits.

Metallic materials are inorganic substances, usually a combination of metallic elements such as iron, titanium, aluminum, and gold, which may also contain small amounts of non-metallic elements such as carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen.

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Iron ore, aluminum, gold, and silver are examples of metallic minerals.

Metallic minerals are further divided into two parts Ferrous metal minerals and non-ferrous metals. Iron, as you know, refers to iron. All minerals that contain iron are iron, like iron ore itself, and those that don't contain iron are colored like copper, bauxite, etc.

Types of Metallic Minerals:

  • Ferrous Minerals

  • Non-Ferrous Minerals

1) Black Minerals/ferrous Minerals: Metallic minerals that contain iron are called ferrous minerals. Of the total production of metallic minerals, 75% consists of iron minerals. Common examples are iron, manganese, chromite, and nickel ores.

2) Non-Ferrous Minerals: Ferrous metals are metals that contain iron and steel. Non-ferrous metals are those metals that do not have iron or iron components

Non-metallic materials can be made from both organic and inorganic compounds and include a range of different composites, polymers, textiles, and vinyl. Common examples of widely-used non-metallic materials include Adhesives. Ceramics. Cork.


Hydrogen, chlorine, fluorine, carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, and selenium are examples of non-metal.