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Ananya Vandan , asked a question
Subject: Social Science , asked on 1/10/12

difference between metallic and non metallic minerals.

Ishan Goyal , added an answer, on 1/10/12
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Metallic Minerals

Non-Metallic Minerals

Metallic mineral re those minerals which can be melted to obtain new products

Non-metallic minerals are those which do not yield new products on melting.

 

Iron, cooper, bauxite, tin, manganese are some examples.

Coal, salt, clay, marble are some examples.

These are generally associated with igneous rocks.

 

These are generally associated with sedimentary rocks

They are usually hard and have shines or luster of their own

They are not so hard and have no shine or luster of their own.

They are ductile and malleable

They are not ductile and malleable.

 

When hit, they do not get broken.

 

When hit, they may get broken into pieces.

 

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Shivani , added an answer, on 1/10/12
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Metallic Minerals:

  •  Metallic mineral re those minerals which can be melted to obtain new products.
  • . Iron, cooper, bauxite, tin, manganese are some examples.
  • . These are generally associated with igneous rocks.
  • . They are usually hard and have shines or luster of their own.
  • . They are ductile and malleable.
  •   When hit, they do not get broken.

Non-Metallic Minerals:

  •  Non-metallic minerals are those which do not yield new products on melting.
  •  Coal, salt, clay, marble are some examples.
  •  These are generally associated with sedimentary rocks.
  • They are not ductile and malleable.
  •  When hit, they may got broken into pieces.
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D Kamal , added an answer, on 1/10/12
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Metallic Minerals:

  • Metallic mineral re those minerals which can be melted to obtain new products.
  • . Iron, cooper, bauxite, tin, manganese are some examples.
  • . These are generally associated with igneous rocks.
  • . They are usually hard and have shines or luster of their own.
  • . They are ductile and malleable.
  • When hit, they do not get broken.

Non-Metallic Minerals:

  • Non-metallic minerals are those which do not yield new products on melting.
  • Coal, salt, clay, marble are some examples.
  • These are generally associated with sedimentary rocks.
  • They are not ductile and malleable.
  • When hit, they may got broken into pieces.
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Smita Saxena , added an answer, on 24/9/12
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Metallic- An element that reflects light (is shiny). 
Non Metallic- An element that does not reflect light (not shiny).

Metals are malleable substances that are useful and valuable because they are so strong, relatively light, and can be reshaped for many purposes. The availability of metals and the methods to extract and use them have determined technological developments, as well as economic and political power for individuals and nations. 

Nonmetal minerals constitutes a broad class that covers resources from gemstones to sand, gravel, salts, limestone, and soils. Sand and gravel production for road and building construction compromise by far the greatest volume and dollar value of all nonmetal mineral resources and a far greater volume than all metal ores.




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Akanksha Chauhan , added an answer, on 1/10/12
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metalli minerals contains metal which non-metallic minerals do not contain metals.

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Aryan Kumar , added an answer, on 24/9/12
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There is a big difference between Non-metallic minerals and metallic minerals.Metallic minerals are composed primarily of metallic elements and have a metallic lustre and other properties, such as the ability to conduct electricity. Non-metallic minerals do not have these characteristics


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Lakshya Shukla , added an answer, on 24/9/12
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Minerals are classified in many ways.
One of the most popular way is based on their luster.
Minerals with metallic luster are classified as metallic minerals and minerals with non-metallic luster are classified as non-metallic minerals.
By and large most metallic minerals as ore are used for extraction of metal(s) but all metallic minerals are not used as ore of metals, e.g. pyrite is a metallic mineral but not used as an ore of iron. Similarly Bauxite (group of minerals) is non-metallic mineral(s) is used for extraction of aluminum and so on.

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Lakshya Shukla , added an answer, on 24/9/12
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 Metallic- An element that reflects light (is shiny). 

Non Metallic- An element that does not reflect light (not shiny).


Metals are malleable substances that are useful and valuable because they are so strong, relatively light, and can be reshaped for many purposes. The availability of metals and the methods to extract and use them have determined technological developments, as well as economic and political power for individuals and nations. 

Nonmetal minerals constitutes a broad class that covers resources from gemstones to sand, gravel, salts, limestone, and soils. Sand and gravel production for road and building construction compromise by far the greatest volume and dollar value of all nonmetal mineral resources and a far greater volume than all metal ores.

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