Friday, 4 April 2014

Difference Between Minerals and Ores

Inside the Earth’s core, due to heat, pressure and other chemical reactions different elements like gems and metals tend to crystallize. Over thousands of years of cooling, these elements are mixed together and form larger crystals which can be extracted through the process of mining and used for various purposes such as jewellery and other industrial uses. 

A Mineral is the original form in which gems and metal and other impurities exists, whereas ores can be defined as a mineral from which the metal can be extracted for economic benefit. All ores are minerals but all minerals are not necessarily ores.

Minerals are found in the natural environment, for example on the surface of beach sands or underground.  And ores contain minerals in form of rocks. Ores are more of economic benefits, but minerals are more of scientific benefits. An ore is a mineral that has metal in large quantity; the quantity should be enough to be worth mining. It is a rock that contains minerals. 

Often, two or more metals can be extracted from the same ore. They are mixed with other valueless gangue as well. Ores are crystalline solids that form rocks. 

One of the premier companies that indulge in heavy mineral mining is V.V. Mineral. They are India’s biggest mining, manufacturers and exporters of Garnet. They have been awarded as the ‘Number One Garnet Exporters’ of our country. They also undertake Zircon mining, Rutile mining and Ilmenite mining.

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