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1. COMPUTER: Includes gold, silica, nickel, aluminum, zinc, iron, petroleum products, and about thirty other minerals. 2. PENCIL: Includes graphite and clays. 3. TELEPHONE: Includes copper, gold and petroleum products. 4. BOOKS: Includes limestone and clays.

5. PENS: Includes limestone, mica, petroleum products, clays, silica and talc.

6. FILM: Includes petroleum products and silver.

7. CAMERA: Includes silica, zinc, copper, aluminum and petroleum products. 8. CHAIR: Includes aluminum and petroleum products. 9. TELEVISION: Includes aluminum, copper, iron, nickel, silica, rare earths, and strontium.

10. STEREO: Includes gold, iron, nickel, beryllium and petroleum products.

11. COMPACT DISC: Includes aluminum and petroleum products.

12. METAL CHEST: Includes iron and nickel. The brass trim is made of copper and zinc. 13. CARPET: Includes limestone, petroleum products and selenium. 14. DRYWALL: Includes gypsum, clay, vermiculite, calcium carbonate and micas.

10. AUTOMOBILE: Includes aluminum, barite, calcite, iron, lead, mica, nickel, petroleum products, clays, silica and zinc.

1. BRICKS: Includes graphite, clays and silica.

2. CONCRETE STEP: Includes gypsum, iron, limestone, clays and silica.

3. BIKE: Includes barite, iron, nickel and petroleum products.

4. DOOR KNOB: Includes copper and zinc, which make brass.

5. SHINGLES: Includes petroleum products and clays.

6. MAIL BOX: Includes copper and zinc, which make brass.

7. WINDOWS: Includes silica, feldspar, soda ash, coal and salt.

8. TOOLS: Includes iron and nickel.

9. SCOOTER: Includes aluminum, calcite, mica, nickel, petroleum products, clays, silica and talc.

11. PAINT: Includes titanium, gypsum, barite and sulfur. 12. LIGHT AND FIXTURE: Includes tungsten, molybdenum, aluminum, silica, copper and zinc.

1. RADIO: Includes aluminum, copper, gold, iron and petroleum products.

2. TOASTER: Includes copper, iron, nickel, mica, chromium and petroleum products. 3. ELECTRICAL WIRING: Includes copper, aluminum and petroleum products. 4. MICROWAVE: Includes copper, gold, iron, nickel and silica. 5. STOVE: Includes aluminum, copper, iron, nickel and silica.

6. REFRIGERATOR: Includes aluminum, copper, iron, nickel, petroleum products and zinc.

8. PLATES: Includes clays, silica and feldspar.

9. CUTLERY: Includes iron, nickel, silver and chromium.

10. CLOCK: Includes iron, nickel, petroleum products and silica.

11. STAINLESS STEEL SINK: Includes iron and nickel. 12. BLACKBOARD: Includes clays. Chalk includes limestone or petroleum products.

14. DISH RACK: Made of petroleum products.

7. TABLE SALT: Includes halite; light salt can be made from sylvite. Most salt has added iodine.

13. MAGNET: Includes cobalt.

15. TOILET: Includes clays, silica, copper, zinc, petroleum products and borates.

13. FAUCETS: Includes iron, nickel and chromium.

9. FLOWER POT: Made of clays and metallic minerals for pigments in glaze.

2. TOOTH PASTE: Includes fluorite, barite and calcite. The container is made of petroleum products or aluminum.

1. DEODORANT: Includes aluminum and the container is made of petroleum products.

7. RUGS: Includes limestone, petroleum products and selenium.

6. PLUMBING: Made of copper, clay and petroleum products.

3. DRINKING GLASSES: Includes feldspar, silica and soda ash.

5. LIPSTICK AND MAKEUP: Includes clay, mica, talc, limestone and petroleum products.

8. PLASTIC SHOWER CURTAINS: Contains petroleum products.

10. TALCUM POWDER: Contains talc and mica.

11. DANDRUFF SHAMPOO: Includes coal tar, lithium clays and selenium. The container is made of petroleum products.

12. MIRROR: Includes feldspar, silica and silver.

14. TILES: Made of clay, feldspar, wollastonite or talc, mineral pigments.

4. ABRASIVE CLEANSER: Includes silica or calcite.

Minerals in Our EnvironmentMinerals in Our Environment

Approved for publication March 2001 Available at http://geopubs.wr.usgs.govWestern Region Mineral Resources By

Judy Weathers, John Galloway and Dave Frank 2001

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

OPEN-FILE REPORT- OFR-00-144 VERSION 2.0

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