Earth Science for Kids: Minerals - Ducksters
Answer. Minerals are classified as metallic minerals, non-metallic minerals and energy or fuel minerals. The metallic minerals can be further classified as ferrous minerals, or the ones that contain iron, non-ferrous minerals and precious metals, like gold, silver and platinum.This list gives an overview of the classification of minerals (silicates) and includes mostly IMA recognized minerals and its groupings. This list complements the alphabetical list on List of minerals (complete) and List of minerals.Rocks, ores, mineral mixtures, non-IMA approved minerals .