Elements used in radioactive dating
Asbestos is a class of minerals that can be readily separated into thin, strong fibers that are flexible, heat resistant, and chemically inert.
Asbestos minerals are used in fireproof fabrics, yarn, cloth, and paper and paint filler.
Clays are used in the manufacturing of paper, refractories, rubber, ball clay, dinnerware and pottery, floor and wall tile, sanitary wear, fire clay, firebricks, foundry sands, drilling mud, iron-ore pelletizing, absorbent and filtering materials, construction materials, and cosmetics.
Half of the consumption of cobalt is used in corrosion- and abrasion-resistant alloys with steel, nickel, and other metals for the production of industrial engines.
An excellent overview of cement, its chemistry, and properties can be found in Mac Laren and White (2003).
The gemstones of beryl, a beryllium mineral, are emerald and aquamarine.Below is a selected list of commonly used metallic and nonmetallic minerals, ore minerals, mineral byproducts, aggregates, and rock types that are used to make products we use in our daily life.Natural aggregates include sand, gravel, and crushed stone.Aggregates are composed of rock fragments that may be used in their natural state or after mechanical processing, such as crushing, washing, or sizing.Recycled aggregates consist mainly of crushed concrete and crushed asphalt pavement.
Other uses of cobalt metal include magnets and cutting tools.