What are examples of metallic and non metallic minerals?
Probably the most famous metallic mineral is Pyrite, or Fool’s Gold. Hematite, which is often used in jewelry, and Graphite, which is often used in pencil lead, are also rather well known metallic minerals. Probably the most well-known non-metallic mineral is Halite, or table salt. Opal, which is also often used in jewelry, is another popular non-metallic mineral.