How are minerals useful to us? Explain with the help of examples.


Mineral resources provide the foundation for economic and industrial development. It improves the standard of living. It also helped in the progress of human civilisation during copper age, bronze age and iron age.

Example: Iron is used for manufacturing machines, automobiles, weapons, etc. Copper is widely used in electric goods such as generator, radio, etc. Bauxite is used in the manufacturing of electric wires, aeroplanes, etc.