Helping us to work, travel and live
Take time to consider just how many everyday items exist thanks to minerals
From the houses and the way we live in them to the roads we travel on to the way we use modern communication devices to talk to each other, minerals have a significant impact on our daily lives. Yet we give very little thought as to where these minerals come from and how they are obtained. The quarrying industry supports just about every other industry sector and is vital for the UK economy.
Our ability to travel for work and pleasure would be severely restricted without minerals
Find out more about how minerals help us to get around.
Our ability to survive the elements is a basic human need and minerals have been vital
Find out more about how minerals have helped us build shelters for centuries.