Ores

14 May 2017, Manish Padhi

The ores are extracted from the earth through mining; they are then refined (often via smelting) to extract the valuable element, or elements.

 

Metal

Ores

Aluminium (Al)

Bauxite, Corundum, felspar, Cryolite, Kaolin

Antimony (Sb)

Stibnite

Barium (Ba)

Barite, Witherite

Cadmium (Cd)

Greenockite

Calcium (Ca)

Chalk, Quicklime, Calcite, Dolomite, Gypsum, Asbestus

Chromium (Cr)

Chromite

Copper (Cu)

Malachite, Chalcocite, Chalcopyrite, Cuprite

Gold (Au)

Quartz, Calaverite, Silvenites

Iron (Fe)

Hematite, Magnetite, Lemonite, Copper pyrites

Lead (Pb)

Galena

Magnesium

Magnesite, Dolomite, Epsom salt,

(Mg)

Carnalite

Manganese

(Mn)

Pyrolusite

Mercury (Hg)

Cinnabar

Potassium (K)

Carnalite, Sylvite, Potash

Silver (Ag)

Argentite

Sodium (Na)

Rock Salt, Trona, Borax

Strontium (Sr)

Strontianite, Silestine

Tin (Sn)

Cassiterite

Zinc (Zn)

Zincite, Ferulinite , Calamine

Uranium (U)

Uraninite

Tungsten (W)

Wolframite, Scheelite

Nickel (Ni)

Pentlandite, Milarite

Beryllium (Be)

Beryl

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