Which of the following metals is primarily found in the ore Monazite?

Options :
  1. Iron
  2. Titanium
  3. Thorium
  4. Zirconium
Answer and Explanation :-

Answer: Option 3


The principal source of thorium is monazite (phosphate of rare earth metals, usually with thorium), a mineral produced as a by-product of mineral sands mined for titanium and zirconium. Thorium compounds are extracted from monazite by acid and alkali treatment processes.

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