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Which of the following is the chief ore of copper?


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Chalcopyrite

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Ruby copper

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Copper glance

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Cuprite

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Solution

The correct option is A

Chalcopyrite


The chief ore of copper is chalcopyrite(CuFeS2). It yields nearly 76% of the world production of copper. Other ores of copper are cuprite or ruby copper (Cu2O) and copper glance(Cu2S).


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