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The following table shows some of the ores used for the extraction of various metals and their chemical formulae.

Name of ore Chemical formula Extracted metal
Chromite FeCr2O4 chromium
Galena PbS lead
Cinnabar HgS Mercury
Sphalerite ZnS Zinc
Cassiterite SnO2 Tin
Hematite Fe2O3 Iron
Sphene CaTiSiO5 Titanium
Bauxite Al2O3 Aluminium
Halite NaCl Sodium
Malachite Cu2CO3(OH)2 Copper