Ores of Some Important Metals

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Ores of Some Important Metals

  • Sodium (Na)——————–Chilli salt petre (NaNO3,) Common salt or brine (NaCl)


  • Aluminium (Al)—————Bauxite (Al203 2H20), Cryolite (Na2AlF6), Feldspar (KAISi3O8), Corundum (Al2O3), Mica (K2O 3AI2O3 6SiO2 2H2O), Diaspore (Al2O3 H2O)


  • Potassium (K)————– Nitre (KNO3), Carnallite (KCI MgCl26H2O)


  • Magnesium (Mg)———–Magnesite (MgCO3), Dolomite (MgCO3 CaCO3), Epsomite (MgSO4 7H2O)


  • Calcium (Ca)—————-Calcite (CaCO3), Fluorspar (CaF2)


  • Copper (Cu)——————Cuprite (Cu2O), Copper glance (Cu2S), Copper pyrites (CuFeS2), Malachite(Cu(OH)2 CuCO3), Azurite (Cu(OH)2 2CuCO3)


  • Silver (Ag)—————–Ruby silver(3Ag2Sb2S3), Horn silver (AgCl), Argentite (Ag2S)


  • Zinc (Zn)——————–Zinc blende (ZnS), Calamine (ZnCO3), Zincite (ZnO), Willemite (Zn2SiO4),


  • Mercury (Hg)——————- Cinnabar (HgS)


  • Tin (Sn)———————— Cassiterite (SnO2)


  • Lead (Pb)——————————- Galena (PbS), Cerussite (PbCO3)


  • Iron (Fe)———————Haematite Fe2O3), Magnetite (Fe3O4), Siderite (FeCO3), Limonite (2Fe2O3 3H2O), Iron pyrite (FeS2)


  • Uranium (U)———————-Pitchblende (U3O8)


  • Thorium (Th)———————–Monazite (Ce, La, Th) (PO4, SiO4)

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