Elements or compounds which occur naturally in earth's crust is called Minerals

Those minerals which contain a very high percentage of a particular metal from which metal can be profitably extracted is called ores.

These may or may not contain metals.

These definitely contain metals.

All minerals are not ores

All ores are minerals.

Example : Salt,Clay Marble

Example : Bauxite,Hematite,Rock Salt

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  2. Chapter 3 Class 10 - Metals and Non-Metals (Term 1)

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