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Types of ore

Cassiterite​
Cassiterite​

Cassiterite is a tin oxide mineral, SnO 2. It is generally opaque, but it is translucent in thin crystals. Its luster and multiple crystal faces produce a desirable gem. Cassiterite has been the chief tin ore throughout ancient history and remains the most important source of tin today.

Chalcopyrite​
Chalcopyrite​

What is Chalcopyrite? Chalcopyrite is a brass-yellow mineral with a chemical composition of CuFeS 2. It occurs in most sulfide mineral deposits throughout the world and has been the most important ore of copper for thousands of years. The surface of chalcopyrite loses its metallic luster and brass-yellow color upon weathering.

source: geology.com
Garnierite​
Garnierite​

Garnierite is a general name for a green nickel ore which is found in pockets and veins within weathered and serpentinized ultramafic rocks. It forms by lateritic weathering of ultramafic rocks and occurs in many nickel laterite deposits in the world. It is an important nickel ore, having a large weight percent NiO.

Malachite​
Malachite​

Malachite Ore is a crafting material found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Malachite ore is used to make refined malachite at a smelter. Once turned into Refined Malachite, it is used to create and improve glass armor and glass weapons.

Sphalerite​
Sphalerite​

Sphalerite ((Zn, Fe)S) is a mineral that is the chief ore of zinc. It consists largely of zinc sulfide in crystalline form but almost always contains variable iron. When iron content is high it is an opaque black variety, marmatite.

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