Metallurgy is the process of obtaining metals from ores. It may be defined as the processes which are involved in the extraction of metals from their ores and then refining them for use are known as metallurgy.
Steps of Metallurgy:
Metals can be extracted from their ores by following processes:
1. Enrichment of ore or Concentration of Ore
2. Conversion of concentrated ore into metal oxide
3. Reduction of metal Oxide to metal
4. Purification or Refining of Impure metal