Mineral Uses – Flashcards

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Aluminum
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Most abundant element used to make containers and deoderants
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Antinomy
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Native element used to make medicine, glass, and fireworks
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Beryllium
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Found i metal alloys for air crafts as well as emeralds
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Coal
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Used to produce 56% of electricity in the US
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Copper
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Used to make electrical wires, brass bronze coins plumbing and jewlary
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Flint
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Used to make arrowheads, spear points, and knives; may be used to start a fire
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Fluorite
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Used to make fluoride tooth paste, pottery, and hydrofluoric acid
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Galena
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Primary source of lead, used to make batteries, fishing weights and the lead shields to protect us during X-rays
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Gold
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Used in dentistry, medicine, jewelry, art, and computers (can be made thinner than human hair)
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Gypsum
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Primary use is for sheet rock or wallboard
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Halite
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Used for food seasoning, water softener, and de-icer
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Hematite
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Primary ore of iron used to produce iron for steel for automobiles, tools, and bridges
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Limestone
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Composed of calcium carbonate and is used in the construction of homes, sidewalks, bridges, and sky scrapers
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Lithium
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Compounds are used in ceramics and glass; may also be used for rocket propellants, batteries, and medicine
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Mica
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My be ground up to add sparkle to paints and cosmetics
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Phosphate
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Used to make Phosphate fertilizer and is found in soft drinks
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Silica
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Used in manufacture of computer chips, glass, ceramics, abrasives, and sweeteners
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Silver
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Used photography, chemistry, jewelry, coins, mirrors, and silverware
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Sulfar
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Used to make fertilizer, paper, film, matches, tires and drugs
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Zinc
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Used to make copper pennies, brass and nails
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Aluminum
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Most abundant element used to make containers and deoderants
question
Antinomy
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Native element used to make medicine, glass, and fireworks
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Beryllium
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Found i metal alloys for air crafts as well as emeralds
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Coal
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Used to produce 56% of electricity in the US
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Copper
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Used to make electrical wires, brass bronze coins plumbing and jewlary
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Flint
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Used to make arrowheads, spear points, and knives; may be used to start a fire
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Fluorite
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Used to make fluoride tooth paste, pottery, and hydrofluoric acid
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Galena
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Primary source of lead, used to make batteries, fishing weights and the lead shields to protect us during X-rays
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Gold
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Used in dentistry, medicine, jewelry, art, and computers (can be made thinner than human hair)
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Gypsum
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Primary use is for sheet rock or wallboard
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Halite
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Used for food seasoning, water softener, and de-icer
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Hematite
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Primary ore of iron used to produce iron for steel for automobiles, tools, and bridges
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Limestone
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Composed of calcium carbonate and is used in the construction of homes, sidewalks, bridges, and sky scrapers
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Lithium
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Compounds are used in ceramics and glass; may also be used for rocket propellants, batteries, and medicine
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Mica
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My be ground up to add sparkle to paints and cosmetics
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Phosphate
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Used to make Phosphate fertilizer and is found in soft drinks
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Silica
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Used in manufacture of computer chips, glass, ceramics, abrasives, and sweeteners
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Silver
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Used photography, chemistry, jewelry, coins, mirrors, and silverware
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Sulfar
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Used to make fertilizer, paper, film, matches, tires and drugs
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Zinc
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Used to make copper pennies, brass and nails