Minerals have many uses and are part of everyone´s day to day life. The so-called metallic minerals are used for manufacturing airplanes, automobiles, cans, computers, televisions, telephones, tablets, GPS, etc. On the other hand, the aggregates of civil construction, such as sand, grind and gravel, in addition to being the most consumed raw materials in the world, are essential to guarantee the construction of houses, buildings, and roads. Also, fertilizers, used mainly in the agricultural sector, guarantee the production of food.
Did you know that mining is present in your life?
*with information from the publication “Mineral Research and Mining for All”, by the National Agency for the Technological Development of the Brazilian Mining industry.