Class 10 Geography
Minerals and Energy Resources
Mineral Resources: NCERT Solution
Distinguish between the following in not more than 30 words.
- Ferrous and non-ferrous minerals
Answer: Metallic minerals which contain iron are called ferrous minerals, e.g. iron ore, manganese, nickel, cobalt, etc. On the other hand, metallic minerals which do not contain iron are called non-ferrous minerals, e.g. copper, bauxite, tin, etc.
- Conventional and non-conventional sources of energy
Answer: Sources of energy which have been in use since a long time are called conventional sources of energy, e.g. coal, firewood, petroleum, hydel energy, etc. Sources of energy which have come into use recently are called non-conventional sources of energy, e.g. solar energy, wind energy, nuclear energy, etc.