Minerals are more than beautiful display pieces. They are the very building
blocks of the universe. Minerals make up the Earth, the Moon, and the
meteorites that voyage to Earth from other parts of the Solar System.
Minerals hold the tangible evidence scientists need to learn about our
world. Modern civilization relies heavily on mineral resources. You use
minerals more than you may imagine. If something is not derived from a
plant or animal, then most likely it came from a rock or mineral. In
our homes, on the road, and in classrooms and offices, minerals matter to
us all. Look for examples as you explore the website to discover some of
the ways we use rocks and minerals.
Mining A Car
Aluminum or Gold?
Electronic circuitry found in your telephone
and computer uses minerals like gold and quartz.