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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 (190 articles)
Asbestos (306 articles)

B


Barium (8 articles)
Basalt (10 articles)
Bauxite (801 articles)
Beryllium (17 articles)
Bismuth (12 articles)
Borates (9 articles)

C


Cadmium (165 articles)
Caesium (14 articles)
Calcium (5 articles)
Cassiterite - see Tin
Cement (219 articles)
Chrome (29 articles)
Chromium /Chromite (123 articles)
Coal (2336 articles)
Cobalt (176 articles)
Coltan (28 articles)
Construction Materials (236 articles)
Copper (2719 articles)

D


Deep Sea Mining (42 articles)
Diamonds (330 articles)

E


Electronic Metals (15 articles)

F


Fluorite (1 articles)

G


Galena (1 articles)
Gems (92 articles)
Germamium (3 articles)
Gold (4104 articles)
Gypsum (14 articles)

H


Helium (12 articles)

I


Indium (12 articles)
Iridium (2 articles)
Iron & Steel (1570 articles)

L


Lead (274 articles)
Limestone - see Construction Materials
Limonite (14 articles)
Lithium (83 articles)

M


Magnesium (10 articles)
Manganese (32 articles)
Marble Quarrying (370 articles)
Mercury (139 articles)
Mica (6 articles)
Mineral Sands (66 articles)
Molybdenum (639 articles)
Monazite (2 articles)

N


Nickel (469 articles)
Niobium (10 articles)

P


Palladium (11 articles)
Phosphate (57 articles)
Platinum (84 articles)
Potassium and Potash (28 articles)
Precious minerals (1 articles)

R


Rare Earth Elements (23 articles)
Rutile - see Mineral Sands

S


Salt (14 articles)
Sand - see Cement
Scandium (8 articles)
Selenium (25 articles)
Silica (15 articles)
Silver (366 articles)
Soda Ash (7 articles)
Steel - see Iron & Steel
Stibnite (1 articles)
Strategic Minerals (9 articles)
Sulphur (21 articles)

T


Talc (5 articles)
Tantalum (10 articles)
Tar Sands (5 articles)
Thallium (5 articles)
Thorium (4 articles)
Tin (136 articles)
Titanium - see Mineral Sands
Tungsten (37 articles)

U


Ulexite (1 articles)
Uranium (908 articles)

V


Vanadium (2 articles)
Vermiculite (19 articles)

Y


Yttrium (1 articles)

Z


Zinc (462 articles)

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