Deutsch: Erz / Español: Mena / Português: Minêrio / Français: Minerai
An ore is a type of rock that contains minerals with important elements including metals. The ores are extracted through mining; these are then refined to extract the valuable element(s).
In the industrial or industry context, ore refers to a naturally occurring rock or mineral deposit that contains valuable minerals or metals that can be extracted and processed for commercial use.
Examples of ore in the industrial context include:
- Iron ore for steel production
- Bauxite for aluminum production
- Copper ore for copper production
- Gold ore for gold production.