Everyone knows at least one mineral and its application. In that case, one would need to know some of the most commonly used minerals. The battery making industry highly benefits from making 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 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. Cobalt is yet another mineral known for its blue color and is popular in the glass industry.
Tantalite on the other hand is mostly used in technology, in the healthy products, automotive systems and many other products. Copper is also known for its application in the electricity conductivity, in plumbing as well as in making of jewelry. The building materials industry highly benefit from feldspar. Fluorite is another mineral applicable in manufacturing of fluorescent. While gypsum is known for its usefulness in making fertilizers as well as in road construction, halite is known for its many uses which include food seasoning, fire extinguishing, melting of ice during winter, as well as making of some acids. Iron ore as well is known for its application in the auto industry while lead is known in making pencil, makeup, paint, and utensils.
Lithium is a common mineral in batteries making industry. Manganese, on the other hand, is known for its use in steelmaking. Mica is ideal when it comes to putting off a sparkle in rocks. You would also need to know molybdenum as one of the industrial minerals. Nickel is another industrial mineral used in making jewelry, currency as well as making eating utensils. Perlite is used in modeling while platinum is used in making jewelry. Phosphate and potash are yet other industrial minerals used in making fertilizers.
Pyrite is also one of the common industrial minerals used in 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 another mineral used in paper, detergent and glass making industries. Other known minerals include stibnite, sulfur, tantalum, titanium, tungsten, uranium, vanadium, zeolite and zinc.