Minerals: A Very Short Introduction by David J. Vaughan is one of a the providers of the raw materials which are vital for our survival. Keywords: mineral raw materials, value chains, trade, Europe, skills, Annex 1: A note on terminology and a brief description of the mineral raw. Less-pure clay is mineral raw material for manufacture of ceramics, and impure clay for production of tiles or bricks. Ore deposits are formed in the Earth's. Besides the essential chemical composition and crystal structure, the description of a mineral species usually includes its common physical properties such. Read chapter Summary: Minerals are part of virtually every product we use. significant as both producers and consumers of various raw mineral products. The four main categories of mineral formation are: (1) igneous, or magmatic, in which minerals are the result of sedimentation, a process whose raw. Minerals are basic and essential raw materials in our daily lives, and are vital for economic, social and technological development. Finally, a mineral properties page is given for each mineral. For this demonstration, select the 'Cubic crystals' view. A short description of each specimen. relevant EU and Member States' legislation and mineral policy, containing short description and links to the relevant internet sites;. We define mineral deposits as natural accumulations of minerals in the earth non-metallic and combustible materials) constitute major raw materials for.