Everyone knows at least one mineral and its application. In that case, one would need to know some of the most commonly used minerals. The battery making industry highly benefits from making batteries. Asbestos is known to be a perfect match when it comes to retarding of fire but is also known to be cancerous. One would also need to note barium as one of the industrial minerals that are used in making x-rays tools as well as in making of rubber.
Bauxite is used in processing the ore of aluminum. Beryllium is also used in making of x-ray tools as well as in fluorescent lights manufacturing. Chromite is mainly used in making high chrome finishes due to its high polish traits. Cobalt is yet another mineral known for its blue color and is popular in the glass industry.
One would also need to note that the technology world has highly benefited from from tantalite. Copper is also known for its application in the electricity conductivity, in plumbing as well as in making of jewelry. The building materials industry highly benefit from feldspar. Fluorite as a mineral is used in creation of fluorescent pigment while good is used in making dentistry, jewelry, and electronics as well as used in many other applications. While gypsum is known for its usefulness in making fertilizers as well as in road construction, halite is known for its many uses which include food seasoning, fire extinguishing, melting of ice during winter, as well as making of some acids. Lead is used in making pencil, paint, and make up while iron ore remains the largest raw material in auto industry.
Lithium is a common mineral in batteries making industry. Manganese, on the other hand, is known for its use in steelmaking. Mica is used whenever there is need putting a sparkle on any rock. You would also need to know molybdenum as one of the industrial minerals. Nickel is known for making currency as well as in making jewelry. Platinum is known as one of the expensive minerals and very applicable in making jewelry. Phosphate is another mineral widely used for all life on earth while potash is used on making fertilizer as well as food products.
Pyrite is a mineral also very commonly used in making of jewelry. Quartz is yet another mineral known for making of scientific instruments, in making concrete as well as in making of watches. Quartz is used in making semiconductor. Silver is known for making medicine as well as in making jewelry. Sodium carbonate is another mineral used in paper, detergent and glass making industries. One would need to also note that other minerals such as uranium, sulfur, vanadium, zeolite, tantalum, tungsten among other minerals are used in industries in making various materials used in daily life.