Chapter 3

NCERT
Class 10
Science
Solutions
1. Define the following terms. (i)Mineral (ii) Ore (iii) Gangue

Question:

Define the following terms.

(i)Mineral

(ii) Ore

(iii) Gangue

Answer:

(i) Minerals : The elements or compounds found naturally in the earth's crust are called minerals.

(ii) Ore : At some places, a particular metal is found in abundance in minerals, from which metals are obtained at low cost and easily. Such minerals are called ores.

(iii) Gangue : The minerals or ores are mixed with many impurities such as clay and sand called gangue.

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