Products in Mining

What’s yours is mined!

Did You Know? Mining products provide many of the essential items that we use every day.

The products of mining are everywhere. Metals and minerals are the building blocks of many essential consumer goods that we use but also much of the infrastructure that we rely on daily – highways, electrical and communications networks and housing, to name a few.

A handing holding iron ore pellets

Now check out the following examples of mining products in action:

  • Batteries - cadmium, lithium, nickel and cobalt
  • Musical instruments - copper, silver, steel, nickel, brass, cobalt, copper, iron and aluminum
  • Sports equipment - graphite, aluminum and titanium
  • Computer and television screens - silicon, boron, lead, phosphorus and indium
  • Sun protection and medical ointments - zinc
  • Cosmetics and jewellery -gold, diamonds, iron oxide, zinc and titanium dioxide
  • Electricity - coal and uranium
  • Eyeglasses - limestone, feldspar and soda ash
  • Fertilizer - phosphate, nitrogen, sulphur and potash
  • Hybrid car components - rare earth elements such as dysprosium, lanthanum, neodymium and samarium
  • Toothpaste –Fluorite

And many more!