Metals are minerals or substances that naturally occur underneath the Earth's surface. The majority of metals are glossy or gleaming. Metals are inorganic, meaning they are formed of materials that have never been alive.
The extraction of precious minerals or other geological elements from the Earth, usually from an ore body, lode, vein, seam, reef, or placer deposit, is known as mining. The miner is interested in these deposits because they constitute a mineralized commodity.
A mineral is a naturally occurring inorganic solid having a crystalline structure and a specific chemical makeup. Mineral elements make up the earth, either alone or in a variety of combinations known as compounds.
A substance or mixture of substances that makes up an object is referred to as a material. Pure or impure materials, as well as living and non-living things, can be used. Physical and chemical qualities, as well as geological origin and biological purpose, can all be used to classify materials.