In geology and mineralogy, a mineral or mineral species is, broadly speaking, a solid chemical compound with a fairly well-defined chemical composition and a specific crystal structure that occurs naturally in pure form. These minerals are then extracted through a mining process.


Fact 1
Copper and Gold were the first two metals discovered by man, with Gold dating back to 4500BC and Copper dating back to 8,700 BC
Fact 2
Zinc is the fourth most widely consumed metal after iron, aluminum, and copper. Zinc is vital to the human body for proper function and health, helping the body’s enzymes and immune system to ward off colds!
Fact 3
Out of all the elements, Silver is the best conductor and thus the reason it is used so heavily in technology.
It is also anti-bacterial, small concentrations kill bacteria by chemically breaking down their cell membranes!
Fact 4
The average modern electronic device has more than 35 minerals in it, modern electronics use gold, copper, zinc (which is 100 percent recyclable, by the way), and several other minerals to function properly.
Fact 5
There’s more than one ‘Fool’s Gold’, most commonly, pyrite was called “Fool’s Gold,” but chalcopyrite and biotite mica are also quite often referred to as ‘Fools Gold’



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