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Introduction to Minerals

Listed below are the majority of minerals and metals, used in industrial manufacture, to build infrastructure, generate energy, wage war, or as a "store of value".

Most minerals and metals are arranged according to the raw form in which they are extracted. For example, if you need articles on "aluminium", you'll locate them under "bauxite and aluminium." Or, to get information on "titanium", go to "mineral sands." Those hugely important inputs to the building industry - such as limestone, rocks, aggregates and gravels - are listed under "Construction Materials", although marble and gypsum have separate categories.

We've also highlighted two potentially deadly items not usually regarded as deriving from mines: asbestos (a mineral) and arsenic (a metaloid).

Minerals

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


A


Aluminium - see Bauxite
Antimony (39 articles)
Apatite (4 articles)
Arsenic (195 articles)
Asbestos (316 articles)

B


Barium (9 articles)
Basalt (10 articles)
Bauxite (839 articles)
Beryllium (17 articles)
Bismuth (12 articles)
Borates (10 articles)

C


Cadmium (165 articles)
Caesium (14 articles)
Calcium (5 articles)
Cassiterite - see Tin
Cement (229 articles)
Chrome (30 articles)
Chromium /Chromite (127 articles)
Coal (2543 articles)
Cobalt (212 articles)
Coltan (29 articles)
Construction Materials (248 articles)
Copper (2896 articles)

D


Deep Sea Mining (70 articles)
Diamonds (347 articles)

E


Electronic Metals (19 articles)

F


Fluorite (1 articles)

G


Galena (1 articles)
Gems (95 articles)
Germamium (3 articles)
Gold (4309 articles)
Gypsum (14 articles)

H


Helium (12 articles)

I


Indium (12 articles)
Iridium (2 articles)
Iron & Steel (1677 articles)

L


Lead (292 articles)
Limestone - see Construction Materials
Limonite (14 articles)
Lithium (111 articles)

M


Magnesium (11 articles)
Manganese (38 articles)
Marble Quarrying (370 articles)
Mercury (144 articles)
Mica (8 articles)
Mineral Sands (71 articles)
Molybdenum (643 articles)
Monazite (3 articles)

N


Nickel (513 articles)
Niobium (11 articles)

P


Palladium (17 articles)
Phosphate (62 articles)
Platinum (101 articles)
Potassium and Potash (31 articles)
Precious minerals (4 articles)

R


Rare Earth Elements (41 articles)
Rutile - see Mineral Sands

S


Salt (14 articles)
Sand - see Cement
Scandium (8 articles)
Selenium (27 articles)
Silica (21 articles)
Silver (393 articles)
Soda Ash (7 articles)
Steel - see Iron & Steel
Stibnite (1 articles)
Strategic Minerals (9 articles)
Sulphur (21 articles)

T


Talc (5 articles)
Tantalum (15 articles)
Tar Sands (5 articles)
Thallium (5 articles)
Thorium (4 articles)
Tin (142 articles)
Titanium - see Mineral Sands
Tungsten (40 articles)

U


Ulexite (1 articles)
Uranium (953 articles)

V


Vanadium (2 articles)
Vermiculite (19 articles)

Y


Yttrium (1 articles)

Z


Zinc (477 articles)

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