Mineral Resources and Exploration

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Publication Year: 

2006

Abstract: 

Have you ever asked yourself, “where does that come from,” or “how do they make that?” As an example, consider the ingredients necessary to build the typical home: gravels for driveways and landscaping, cement and concrete for the foundation, glass for windows, metal for nails, screws, hinges, and wiring, glass for lightbulbs, drywall or sheetrock for interior walls, and paper, rubber, and plastic for various other components. All of these materials, and most of the materials we use on a daily basis, come from the ground in one way shape or form.

Document Type: 

  • Fact Sheet

Tags: 

  • critical issues, database publication, mineral resources