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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 (194 articles)
Asbestos (313 articles)

B


Barium (9 articles)
Basalt (10 articles)
Bauxite (834 articles)
Beryllium (17 articles)
Bismuth (12 articles)
Borates (9 articles)

C


Cadmium (165 articles)
Caesium (14 articles)
Calcium (5 articles)
Cassiterite - see Tin
Cement (228 articles)
Chrome (30 articles)
Chromium /Chromite (126 articles)
Coal (2495 articles)
Cobalt (202 articles)
Coltan (29 articles)
Construction Materials (247 articles)
Copper (2843 articles)

D


Deep Sea Mining (66 articles)
Diamonds (345 articles)

E


Electronic Metals (17 articles)

F


Fluorite (1 articles)

G


Galena (1 articles)
Gems (95 articles)
Germamium (3 articles)
Gold (4250 articles)
Gypsum (14 articles)

H


Helium (12 articles)

I


Indium (12 articles)
Iridium (2 articles)
Iron & Steel (1639 articles)

L


Lead (283 articles)
Limestone - see Construction Materials
Limonite (14 articles)
Lithium (102 articles)

M


Magnesium (11 articles)
Manganese (38 articles)
Marble Quarrying (370 articles)
Mercury (143 articles)
Mica (8 articles)
Mineral Sands (70 articles)
Molybdenum (641 articles)
Monazite (3 articles)

N


Nickel (489 articles)
Niobium (10 articles)

P


Palladium (12 articles)
Phosphate (60 articles)
Platinum (96 articles)
Potassium and Potash (30 articles)
Precious minerals (3 articles)

R


Rare Earth Elements (35 articles)
Rutile - see Mineral Sands

S


Salt (14 articles)
Sand - see Cement
Scandium (8 articles)
Selenium (26 articles)
Silica (21 articles)
Silver (382 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 (936 articles)

V


Vanadium (2 articles)
Vermiculite (19 articles)

Y


Yttrium (1 articles)

Z


Zinc (468 articles)

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