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Question 2:

Answer the following questions in about 30 words.

(i) Distinguish between the following in not more than 30 words.

(a) Ferrous and non-ferrous minerals

(b) Conventional and non-conventional sources of energy.

(ii) What is a mineral?

(iii) How are minerals formed in igneous and metamorphic rocks?

(iv) Why do we need to conserve mineral resources?


(i) (a) Minerals containing iron are called ferrous minerals, e.g., iron ore and manganese. Minerals which do not contain iron are called non-ferrous minerals, e.g., bauxite, lead and gold.

(b) Conventional sources of energy are generally exhaustible and polluting, e.g., firewood, coal and petroleum. Non convention...

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