We all know some minerals and what they are used to make while we know some things we use but do not know some of the minerals that have been used to make the. One would need to know some of the most commonly used minerals and their uses. Antimony features as one of the minerals used in making of batteries. You would need to note that asbestos is known to retard fire but is cancerous and hence the need to handle it with care. Barium, on the other hand, is known to make rubber, x-ray technology as well as making fireworks.
Bauxite is used in processing the ore of aluminum. Beryllium is another type of industrial mineral used in fluorescent lights as well as in X-rays. In a case where one needs chrome finishes, chromite is one of the best minerals. Cobalt is yet another mineral known for its blue color and is popular in the glass industry.
Tantalite is also very applicable in making automotive systems, health products among other products in the world of technology. Copper is yet another mineral that is used in making jewelry, in making currency, in electricity as well as in plumbing. Industries dealing with building materials tend to highly depend on feldspar. Fluorite is another mineral applicable in manufacturing of fluorescent. Gypsum as many uses which include road construction and fertilizers while halite is known for making some acids, softening of water, melting of ice during winter, seasoning of food as well as in fire extinguishing. Lead is used in making pencil, paint, and make up while iron ore remains the largest raw material in auto industry.
Lithium is yet another mineral used in making of batteries and common in the electric cars technology. Manganese, on the other hand, is known for its use in steelmaking. Mica is used whenever there is need putting a sparkle on any rock. Molybdenum, on the other hand, is known for utilizing nitrogen and hence used for supporting life. Nickel is another industrial mineral used in making jewelry, currency as well as making eating utensils. Perlite as a mineral has been very applicable in modeling. Phosphate and potash are yet other industrial minerals used in making fertilizers.
Pyrite is also known for making jewelry. Quartz also known as silica is used in making glass, concrete, watches, as well as scientific instruments. It is also used in making silicon semiconductors. If you are into jewelry, you may have encountered silver. Sodium carbonate is used in making detergents, paper, and making glass as well as for softening. One would need to also note that other minerals such as uranium, sulfur, vanadium, zeolite, tantalum, tungsten among other minerals are used in industries in making various materials used in daily life.