The Foreign Ministry makes clear that its focus is not only (ore even primarily) seeking justice for Jews from Arab countries.
In China, for example, tungsten, tantalum, tin and gold are mined and ore is imported from other countries.
Goldfields in Nevada that had been neglected because the ore was just too expensive to extract were now attractive properties.
12c., merger of Old English ora "ore, unworked metal" (related to ear "earth," cognate with Low German ur "iron-containing ore," Dutch oer, Old Norse aurr "gravel"); and Old English ar "brass, copper, bronze," from Proto-Germanic *ajiz- (cf. Old Norse eir "brass, copper," German ehern "brazen," Gothic aiz "bronze"), from PIE *aus- "gold" (see aureate). The two words were not fully assimilated till 17c.; what emerged has the form of ar but the meaning of ora.