Metals are classified into two types

  1.         Ferros metals.

  2.         Non Ferros metals.

                                    Ferros metals

The metals in which iron is the principal element is known as ferros metal. These are directly attracted by magnets.

Eg : Cast  iron ,wrought iron ,steel etc.

                             Non Ferros metals

The metals which does not contain iron is called non-ferrous metals.

Eg : copper, Aluminium ,Tin ,Lead.

                       Ferros metals

Iron is a ferros metal.Iron is extracted from iron ore.The important ore are

  1. Haematite.

  2. Magnetite.

  3. Iron pyrites.

  4. Siderite.

  5. Limonite etc.