(PDF) MINERAL DISCOVERY AND EXPLOITATION IN SOUTH AFRICA … - South Africa
minerals and their uses in south africa Common Minerals and Their Uses | Mineral Information Institute Common Minerals and Their Uses. Aluminum/Bauxite Antimony/Stibnite Arsenic Asbestos Barium Beryllium Bismuth ... South Africa has about half of the world's … 40 Common Minerals and Their Uses - National Mining AssociationAsbestos is a small set of minerals that occur naturally in the environment. These minerals are silicate compounds, which means they contain silicon and oxygen; they form as groups of fibers that can easily be separated. These fibers are very durable, as they show a strong resistance to many common chemicals, heat and electricity.