Important ores of various metals

Important Ores of Various Metals

Ores of Li

  1. Triphylite – (Li, Na)3.PO4(Fe, Mn)3(PO4)2
  2. Petalite – LiAl(Si2O5)2
  3. Spodumene – LiAlSi2O6
  4. Lepudolite – (Li, Na, K)2.Al2(SiO3)3.(F, OH)2

Ores of Na

  1. Borax – Na2B4O7.10H2O
  2. Cryolite – Na3AlF6
  3. Chilesaltpetre -NaNO3
  4. Mirabilite – Na2SO4.10H2O
  5. Common Salt – NaCl
  6. Washing Soda – Na2CO3.10H2O
  7. Trona – Na2CO3.NaHCO3.2H2O
  8. Glauberite – Na2Ca(SO4)2

Ores of K

  1. Carnallite – KCl.MgCl2.6H2O
  2. Carnotite – K2(UO2)2.(VO4)2.3H2O
  3. Polyhalite – K2SO4.MgSO4.CaSO4.2H2O
  4. Schonite – K2SO4.MgSO4.6H2O
  5. Indian Salt Petre – KNO3
  6. Feldspar – K2O.Al2O3.6SiO2
  7. Sylvite – KCl
  8. Kainite – KCl.MgSO4.3H20

Ores of Be

  1. Chrysoberyl – BeO.Al2O3
  2. Beryl -3BeO.Al2O3.6SiO2

Ores of Mg

  1. Dolomite – MgCO3.CaCO3
  2. Carnallite – KCl.MgCl2.6H2O
  3. Talc – Mg2(Si2O5)2.Mg(OH)2 
  4. Kieserite -MgSO4.H2O
  5. Epsom Salt – MgSO4.7H2O
  6. Asbestos -CaMg3(SiO3)4
  7. Magnesite- MgCO3

Ores of Ca

  1. Phosphorite – Ca3(PO4)2
  2. Chlor-Apatite – 3Ca3(PO4)2.CaCl2
  3. Flourspar – CaF2
  4. Calcite Dolomiye – CaCO3.MgCO3
  5. Lime Stone – CaCO3
  6. Fluor-apatite – 3Ca3(PO4)2.CaF2
  7. Gypsum – CaSO4.2H2O

Ores of Ba

  1. Barytes – BaSO4

Ores Of Al

  1. Kaolin – Al2O3.2SiO2.2H2O
  2. Corundum – Al2O3
  3. Bauxite – Al2O3.2H2O
  4. Mica – K2O.3Al2O3.6SiO2.2H2O
  5. Diaspore -Al2O3.H2O
  6. Cryolite -Na3AlF6

Ores of Sn

  1. Tin stone or Cassiterite – SnO2

Ores of Pb

  1. Cerussite – PbCO3
  2. Anglesite – PbSO4
  3. Galena – PbS
  4. Matlockite – PbFCl

Ores of Cu

  1. Malachite – CuCO3.Cu(OH)2
  2. Chalcolite – Cu2S (copper glance)
  3. Azurite – 2CuCO3.Cu(OH)2
  4. Chalcopyrite – CuFeS2 (Fool’s gold)
  5. Cuprite – Cu2O(Ruby copper)

Ores of Ag

  1. Kerargyrite – AgCl
  2. Native state Ag nuggets
  3. Pyrargyrite – Ag2S.Sb2S3
  4. Argentite – Ag2S

Ores of Fe

  1. Limonite – Fe2O3.3H2O
  2. Iron pyrite – FeS2
  3. Siderite – FeCO3
  4. Haematite – Fe2O3
  5. Magnetite – Fe3O4

Ores of Hg

  1. Cinnabar – HgS

Ores of Zn

  1. Hemimorphite – Zn4(OH)2(Si2O7).H2O
  2. Zincite or zinc red – ZnO
  3. Zinc blende – ZnS
  4. Willemite – Zn2SiO4
  5. Calamine – ZnCO3

Ores of Mn

  1. Manganite – MnO(OH)
  2. Pyrolusite – MnO2

Ores of Cr

  1. Chrome ochre – Cr2O3
  2. Chromite – FeO.Cr2O3

Ores of Ti

  1. Ilmenite – FeO.TiO2
  2. Rutile – TiO2
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