. Distinguish between the following Ferrous and non ferrous minerals

Best Answer


Metallic minerals containing iron are known as ferrous minerals. Non-ferrous minerals are metallic as well, although they do not include iron.

The differences between these two minerals are shown in the table below.


Ferrous Minerals

Non-ferrous minerals

Mostly contain iron

Do not contain iron

Magnetic minerals

Non-magnetic minerals

Weight is more

Less weight

Corrosive resistance is lower.

Corrosive resistance is higher.


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