Aggregate & Minerals Glossary
This is a glossary of terms and materials used in the heavy contruction, mining, and aggregate processing industries.
Packaging, transportation and building.
Batteries, cable sheaths, solder, fireworks, semi-conductor technology.
Fireproof fabrics, brake linings, yarn, cloth, paper, paint filler, roofing, etc.
Radiography, filler or extender in cloth, ink and plastics products.
The main source of aluminum.
Aircraft alloys, fluorescent lamps, X-ray tubes, nuclear industry.
Used mainly in the chemical and metallurgical industries.
Superalloys for jet engines, chemicals, permanent magnets, etc.
Additive for steel making and in superalloys.
Electric cables and wires, switches, plumbing, heating, etc.
Glass and ceramics, patter and enamelware, soaps, bonding agent.
(Fluorspar) pottery, ceramics, optical & plastics industries, etc.
Dentistry, medicine, jewelry, coins, scientific, electronic instruments.
Prefabricated wallboard, plaster, cement manufacture, agriculture.
Food seasoning and preservation, soda ash, soaps, highway de-icing.
Steel manufacture, metallurgy by-products, auto parts, medicine, etc.
Batteries, solders, electrical & electronic applications, TVs.
Batteries, ceramics & glass, medicine, lubricants & greases.
Essential for iron & steel production.
Electronic insulators, paints, joint cement, dusting agent.
Alloy steels, tool steels, cast irons, super alloys, chemicals & lubricants.
Alloy to stainless steel, chemical & aerospace industries.
Roof insulation boards, fillers, filter aids, horticulture.
Catalytic converters, jewelry, electrical contacts, dental alloys.
Fertilizers, livestock feed additives, elemental phosphorus, etc.
Fertilizer, medicine, chemical industry, color effects on brass, etc.
Sulfur, sulfuric acid and sulfur dioxide production, jewelry.
Semiprecious gem stone, pressure gauges, oscillators, resonators.
Computer chips, glass & refractory materials, ceramics, abrasives, etc.
Photography, chemistry, jewelry, currency, electronics, dental.
Glass container manufacture, fiberglass.
A major source mineral for antimony.
Sulfuric acid, fertilizers, chemicals, explosives, fungicides, dyestuff.
Electronic components, weapon systems, high-speed tools, optical glass.
Jet engines, airframes, space & missile applications.
Metalworking, light bulb filament, glass coloring, textile dyes, etc.
20% of U.S. electricity generation, nuclear medicine, atomic dating.
Metal alloys, aerospace, dyes, target material for X-rays.
Aquaculture, water softeners, catalysts, cat litter, odor control.
Protective coating for steel, die casting, as component of brass, etc.