• MINERAL RESOURCES
    PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY

    MINERAL RESOURCES

    Minerals, unlike other resources are non-renewable resources because once they are exhausted, they cannot be replaced. Mineral resources are grouped into the followings: Mineral fuels such as petroleum, coal and natural gas. Ferrous and non-ferrous metals such as iron, copper, tin, aluminium, lead and zinc. Industrial metal e.g. gold, mercury, diamond, silver, graphite and limestone. Ornamental minerals e.g. gold, silver and diamond.   Importance of Mineral Resources Sources of fuel: These include coal, petroleum and natural gas. They provide power and energy for domestic and industrial use. Petrol, from petroleum, is used as fuel for vehicles, and natural gas for cooking. Construction purposes: Some minerals like iron, aluminium and zinc…

  • MARKETING OF MINERAL PRODUCTS
    MARKETING

    MARKETING OF MINERAL PRODUCTS

    Mineral means a non-living substance that is formed by natural processes and is found on or under the surface of the ground. Mineral product means a product that is derived from a mineral or group of minerals The salt that we add to our food is the mineral halite. Antacid tablets are made from the mineral calcite. It takes many minerals to make something as simple as a wooden pencil. The “lead” is made from graphite and clay minerals; the brass band is made of copper and zinc, and the paint that colors it contains pigments and fillers made from a variety of minerals. A cell phone is made using…

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