Without mineral products, life as we know it could not exist.
The products from mineral extraction give us our homes, shops,
offices, hospitals - and, yes, they also give us our schools!
A typical family creates a need for about a lorry load of stone
Let's look first at your house. Modern houses are built almost
entirely from materials made from rocks.
- The bricks and roof tiles are made from clay
- The mortar that bonds the bricks is made from sand, lime and
- The foundations and blocks are made of concrete, a mixture
of cement, aggregates and water
- The plaster is made from gypsum
- The glass in the windows is made using sand