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Why are minerals important?
Question Date: 2016-12-07
Answer 1:

Minerals are ubiquitous in our daily life. Here are just a few examples that minerals are important:

First thing is the definition of minerals. Minerals are typically the inorganic substance that occurs naturally. There are thousands of minerals on Earth. So it would not be a surprise that some of them are quite common and are extensively used in our daily life. For example, diamond is the hardest natural material. We can utilize its hardness to cut other materials such as glass. We can also use their other properties such as optical, electronic, chemical, etc..

One more thing I'd like to mention is that we can produce other materials from minerals, which are also quite important to our daily life and science.

Answer 2:

Rocks are made up of minerals, and the earth is (mostly) made of rocks. Therefore most of the earth is made of minerals.

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