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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 (193 articles)
Asbestos (312 articles)

B


Barium (9 articles)
Basalt (10 articles)
Bauxite (833 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 (125 articles)
Coal (2467 articles)
Cobalt (199 articles)
Coltan (28 articles)
Construction Materials (246 articles)
Copper (2826 articles)

D


Deep Sea Mining (63 articles)
Diamonds (343 articles)

E


Electronic Metals (17 articles)

F


Fluorite (1 articles)

G


Galena (1 articles)
Gems (95 articles)
Germamium (3 articles)
Gold (4225 articles)
Gypsum (14 articles)

H


Helium (12 articles)

I


Indium (12 articles)
Iridium (2 articles)
Iron & Steel (1627 articles)

L


Lead (281 articles)
Limestone - see Construction Materials
Limonite (14 articles)
Lithium (94 articles)

M


Magnesium (11 articles)
Manganese (37 articles)
Marble Quarrying (370 articles)
Mercury (142 articles)
Mica (7 articles)
Mineral Sands (68 articles)
Molybdenum (640 articles)
Monazite (3 articles)

N


Nickel (481 articles)
Niobium (10 articles)

P


Palladium (12 articles)
Phosphate (60 articles)
Platinum (94 articles)
Potassium and Potash (29 articles)
Precious minerals (3 articles)

R


Rare Earth Elements (34 articles)
Rutile - see Mineral Sands

S


Salt (14 articles)
Sand - see Cement
Scandium (8 articles)
Selenium (26 articles)
Silica (21 articles)
Silver (380 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 (934 articles)

V


Vanadium (2 articles)
Vermiculite (19 articles)

Y


Yttrium (1 articles)

Z


Zinc (468 articles)

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