Which one of the following is a non-metallic mineral?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 25th, 2023

(A) Iron 

(B) Mica

(C) Copper

(D) Bauxite

Mica is a non-metallic mineral. The inorganic materials that are found naturally as minerals. They can be found in a variety of settings. Crystalline structures and specific chemical compositions are characteristics of minerals. Metallic minerals are those that contain metals in their natural state.

What are Non-Metallic Minerals? 

Minerals without any metal content are referred to as non-metallic minerals. Examples of metallic minerals include bauxite, gold, silver, copper, and iron. Minerals like limestone, mica and gypsum, coal, and petroleum are examples of non-metallic minerals.

Mica mineral uses

  1. It is a key component of many cosmetics and makeup products.
  2. It adds shine and creates a shimmering look.
  3. It has a natural finish and produces a bright impression. There are no adverse effects, and it is suitable for all skin types. You can look at the product label to avoid mica in skin care products.

Mica powder applications

Mix water and mica powder, then mist it over the scrapbook to create an appealing background. Add oil paint to create more painting effects.  They can also be referred to as silver mica capacitors. They provide steadiness, extreme precision, and dependability. Mica capacitors come in two different varieties with a variety of uses, including coupling circuits, cable TV amplifiers, resonance circuits, defence electronics, and time constant circuits, among others.


Which one of the following is a non-metallic mineral? (A) Iron (B) Mica (C) Copper (D) Bauxite

A non-metallic mineral is mica. The naturally occurring minerals are composed of inorganic components. They can be found in many different contexts. Mica is used in cosmetic products and other purposes also.

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