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. It would be critical for one to know some of the minerals as well as their applications. Antimony features as one of the minerals used in making of batteries. Asbestos is known to be a perfect match when it comes to retarding of fire but is also known to be cancerous. Barium on the other hand is known for its use in x-ray technology, rubber and glass making, fireworks as well as making rat poison.
Bauxite is yet another industrial mineral that is used on the ore of aluminum. Beryllium is also used in making of x-ray tools as well as in fluorescent lights manufacturing. Chromite is mainly used in making high chrome finishes due to its high polish traits. The blue color of cobalt makes it very useful in the making of glass.
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. The building materials industry highly benefit from feldspar. Fluorite as a mineral is used in creation of fluorescent pigment while good is used in making dentistry, jewelry, and electronics as well as used in many other applications. Gypsum is used in making fertilizer and in road construction while halite is used in softening water, making certain acids, melting ice on the road, fire extinguishing as well as seasoning of food. Lead is used in making pencil, paint, and make up while iron ore remains the largest raw material in auto industry.
The batteries making industry highly benefit from lithium as a mineral. Manganese is commonly used in making of steel. 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 known for making currency as well as in making jewelry. Perlite as a mineral has been very applicable in modeling. Phosphate is another mineral widely used for all life on earth while potash is used on making fertilizer as well as food products.
Pyrite is also known for making jewelry. Quartz is used in making of watches, concrete, making scientific instruments as well as making glass. Quartz is used in making semiconductor. Silver, on the other hand, is used in jewelry making as well as in medicine. Sodium carbonate is another mineral used in paper, detergent and glass making industries. You would also need to know other commonly used minerals in industries such as zeolite, zinc, vanadium, tungsten, tantalum, uranium, sulfur, stibnite among other.