Rocks and Minerals

by Payton Broyles

Rocks v. Minerals

Rocks - form in nature, are solids, and usually are made up of 1 or more types of minerals

Minerals - form in nature, are solids, have a definite chemical makeup ( has a specific recipe of ingredients), has a crystal structure

10 examples of rocks and minerals

  1. Antimony - is used for mainly semi conductor technology. It is in fireworks, rubber, etc.
  2. Clay - is used to mainly make/form things. It is in walls, floors, tiles, bricks, etc.
  3. Copper - is used for electrical devices, transportation equipment, medical equipment and alloy castings. It is in wires, cables, roofing, etc.
  4. Gold - is used mainly for making expensive jewelry and coins. It is in necklaces, bracelets, many ancient coins, etc.
  5. Quartz - is used for mainly glass. It is in mirrors, screens, etc.
  6. Lead - is used for batteries. It is also in radiation shielding devices.
  7. Coal - is used for electricity. Everything we use that uses electricity is ran by almost all coal.
  8. Limestone - is used for making concrete. We use concrete to make houses and buildings, and sidewalks.
  9. Fluorite - is used for cleaning your teeth. It is in the toothpaste that we brush our teeth with everyday.
  10. Marble - is used to make items in your home, such as pillars, floor tiles, counters, etc.

How do rocks and minerals impact our lives today?

Rocks and minerals are in almost everything we use everyday. Imagine what your life would be like without these things. We wouldn't have electricity, well built houses and buildings, and everyday use things. They impact our lives because everything in your house, including the house, is made out of rocks and minerals.