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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 (192 articles)
Asbestos (309 articles)

B


Barium (8 articles)
Basalt (10 articles)
Bauxite (807 articles)
Beryllium (17 articles)
Bismuth (12 articles)
Borates (9 articles)

C


Cadmium (165 articles)
Caesium (14 articles)
Calcium (5 articles)
Cassiterite - see Tin
Cement (223 articles)
Chrome (29 articles)
Chromium /Chromite (124 articles)
Coal (2377 articles)
Cobalt (181 articles)
Coltan (28 articles)
Construction Materials (240 articles)
Copper (2761 articles)

D


Deep Sea Mining (47 articles)
Diamonds (338 articles)

E


Electronic Metals (17 articles)

F


Fluorite (1 articles)

G


Galena (1 articles)
Gems (93 articles)
Germamium (3 articles)
Gold (4158 articles)
Gypsum (14 articles)

H


Helium (12 articles)

I


Indium (12 articles)
Iridium (2 articles)
Iron & Steel (1586 articles)

L


Lead (277 articles)
Limestone - see Construction Materials
Limonite (14 articles)
Lithium (88 articles)

M


Magnesium (10 articles)
Manganese (34 articles)
Marble Quarrying (370 articles)
Mercury (140 articles)
Mica (7 articles)
Mineral Sands (67 articles)
Molybdenum (640 articles)
Monazite (3 articles)

N


Nickel (472 articles)
Niobium (10 articles)

P


Palladium (11 articles)
Phosphate (58 articles)
Platinum (92 articles)
Potassium and Potash (28 articles)
Precious minerals (3 articles)

R


Rare Earth Elements (28 articles)
Rutile - see Mineral Sands

S


Salt (14 articles)
Sand - see Cement
Scandium (8 articles)
Selenium (25 articles)
Silica (18 articles)
Silver (375 articles)
Soda Ash (7 articles)
Steel - see Iron & Steel
Stibnite (1 articles)
Strategic Minerals (9 articles)
Sulphur (21 articles)

T


Talc (5 articles)
Tantalum (12 articles)
Tar Sands (5 articles)
Thallium (5 articles)
Thorium (4 articles)
Tin (138 articles)
Titanium - see Mineral Sands
Tungsten (38 articles)

U


Ulexite (1 articles)
Uranium (918 articles)

V


Vanadium (2 articles)
Vermiculite (19 articles)

Y


Yttrium (1 articles)

Z


Zinc (463 articles)

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