Magneto is the master of magnetism and by controlling and manipulating electromagnetic fields he can control various metals (including non-Ferro-magnetic ones).

Ore is a metal locked inside rocks via an Ionic bond with non-metallic elements. Ore has the metal-element atoms in it but not the metallic lattice structure.

My question is: Can Magneto manipulate metal ores? Can Magneto use his powers to extract the metal atoms of the ore and cast them into a metallic lattice that he can control?

In the film "X-Men: Apocalypse" Magneto uses his powers on the metal-rich soil and causes global catastrophe, after being influenced by Apocalypse himself.

This question may be related: Is Magneto's power magnetism or can he manipulate all metals?

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    Semi-related, I've seen references to the X-Men Animated Series having Magneto building Asteroid M from ore-rich asteroids.
    – FuzzyBoots
    Commented May 17 at 17:18

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In a word, yes. Magneto can manipulate ores that are rich in metals.

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