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                 Gems
• Gems or gemstones
  are highly prized
  minerals because
  they are rare and
  beautiful.
• Many are cut a
  polished.
                     Ores
• Minerals come from
  rock that is mined.
• Bauxite is a mineral
  that is the ore for
  aluminum.
        Waste Rock Removal
• Many ore
  are
  obtained
  from large
  open pit
  mines.
• This is
  damaging
  to the
  environm
  ent.
                Titanium
• Light,
  durable,
  non-toxic
  metal.
• Made from
  Illimenite
  and Rutile.

				
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