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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 (802 articles)
Beryllium (17 articles)
Bismuth (12 articles)
Borates (9 articles)

C


Cadmium (165 articles)
Caesium (14 articles)
Calcium (5 articles)
Cassiterite - see Tin
Cement (221 articles)
Chrome (29 articles)
Chromium /Chromite (123 articles)
Coal (2340 articles)
Cobalt (176 articles)
Coltan (28 articles)
Construction Materials (237 articles)
Copper (2722 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 (4114 articles)
Gypsum (14 articles)

H


Helium (12 articles)

I


Indium (12 articles)
Iridium (2 articles)
Iron & Steel (1571 articles)

L


Lead (275 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 (471 articles)
Niobium (10 articles)

P


Palladium (11 articles)
Phosphate (58 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 (370 articles)
Soda Ash (7 articles)
Steel - see Iron & Steel
Stibnite (1 articles)
Strategic Minerals (9 articles)
Sulphur (21 articles)

T


Talc (5 articles)
Tantalum (11 articles)
Tar Sands (5 articles)
Thallium (5 articles)
Thorium (4 articles)
Tin (137 articles)
Titanium - see Mineral Sands
Tungsten (37 articles)

U


Ulexite (1 articles)
Uranium (909 articles)

V


Vanadium (2 articles)
Vermiculite (19 articles)

Y


Yttrium (1 articles)

Z


Zinc (462 articles)

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