Classification of Resources Based on Type of Resource

  1. Ores (Metallics)
    1. Mineral Matter
    2. Yields Metal or Metals
    3. Yields at a Profit
  2. Industrial Minerals (Non-Metallic Minerals)Produced not for metal content but for itself or other things contained. Gangue – That part of an ore deposit or industrial mineral deposit which does not yield material immediately desired; waste material
  3. Fossil Fuel