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Which of the following is the chief ore of copper?


  1. Chalcopyrite

  2. Cuprite

  3. Ruby copper

  4. Copper glance


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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