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Economic uses of minerals

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