About Metallic Minerals

Minerals containing one or more forms of metals in a definite composition are known as metallic minerals. They occur as mineral deposits in natural form and are a good conductor of heat and electricity. They are ductile and malleable, i.e. they can be drawn into wires and can be broken into sheets, respectively. They are formed by continuous heating and cooling of igneous rocks and the solidification of magma or lava.
There are several metallic minerals found in Zimbabwe and these include: