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Economic uses of minerals
Definition of a Mineral
Any naturally occurring inorganic solid that possesses an orderly crystalline structure and a well defined chemical composition.
Good electrical conductor - used in making electronics
Used in steelmaking
Mined for lead/Magnetite - Mined for Iron/Sphalerite -Mined for Zinc
Used for pencils and dry lubricant for machinery
Used in plaster, drywall, and other building materials
Rock salt and table salt
aluminum foil, cosmetics, beverage cans, antacids
steel wrought iron, hair dye, cosmetics
sheet rock, paints, hair dye
nickels, stainless steel
sun block, fertilizer, dandruff shampoo, pennies
dentistry, jewelry, computer, electronics