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Use of Minerals

Earth Science - Middle School

+ + ALKALINE BA TTER Y + + + uorite talc calcite gold sulfur galena gypsum magnetite quartz Use of Minerals A television alone contains 35 or more mineral- made materials. For example, quartz is used for making glass and silicon chips, while copper is made into wires. Gemstones are minerals that are valued for their rarity and beauty. They are primarily used for jewelry and decoration, but some are useful in making mechanical parts. copper gold/topaz hematite azurite malachite diamond - drill bit quartz quartz Minerals are found in products we use every day. In our modern civilization, materials made from minerals are of major industrial and economic importance. bauxite (aluminum) siding/nails quartz windows slate roof gypsum wallboard copper pipes/wiring talc paint gypsum cement iron (steel) appliances/supports Think about the materials involved in building a new home. Gypsum is used to make wallboard and cement. Steel is an iron mixture used for framework, furniture and appliances. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 94-4658 Visit for Online Learning Resources.
Pause and Review Match each of the following minerals to its use: bauxite, copper, diamond, galena, gypsum, magnetite, quarts, sulfur, talc. pipes, wires fertilizer tires cement glass paint ba eries nails jewelry/drill bit + + ALKALIN E BA TTE RY + + + Use of Minerals © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 94-4658 Visit for Online Learning Resources.
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