What is a mineral-based industry?

Answer

Mineral-based industries use any mineral, element or rock extracted from the ground that has potential value. Some examples of mined minerals are iron and cement compounds, such as gypsum.

The building industry uses many items that are mineral-based. Iron is the most important metal used in building structures. Steel bolts, nuts, screws and nails are treated with another metal, such as zinc, to prevent rusting. Lead is a mineral called galena that for many years was used in plumbing, but due to toxicity, most lead piping has been replaced with copper or plastic pipes. Quartz is a mineral used for glass windows. The metal used in house numbers come from the mineral chromite.

Q&A Related to "What is a mineral-based industry?"
Industries which use minerals as a raw material for production of goods are called mineral based industries.
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_a_mineral_based_...
Mineral-based makeup typically has few ingredients. Ingredients included in this mineral-based makeup include mica (a mineral) zinc oxide (a sunscreen) titanium dioxide and bismuth
http://www.ehow.com/facts_6371307_mineral_based-ma...
There are currently 4 named conflict minerals: Columbite, Cassiterite, Wolframite, & Gold. Otherwise known as Tantalum, Tin, Tungsten & Gold. Tantalum is used for
http://www.quora.com/What-are-the-confict-minerals...
Industrial minerals are geological materials which are mined for their commercial
http://www.chacha.com/question/what-are-industrial...
Explore this Topic
Agro based industries refers to the agricultural development. This industry stabilizes and utilizes products to their best advantage, such as for employment. ...
The status of Agro based industries in India is not a ventured field in India compared to agriculture. According to Engineers Research Institute India, Agro based ...
Quaternary industry is a part of the economy that is knowledge-based. It includes services such as generation of information and sharing technology, consultation ...
About -  Privacy -  Careers -  Ask Blog -  Mobile -  Help -  Feedback  -  Sitemap  © 2014 Ask.com