In any metal or rock found in nature with an economic value except for ores and metals energy (coal, gas, oil), precious stones, and referred to the metals and industrial rocks as not metal, and industrial minerals and rocks attributes of diversity in nature and origin, and the presence and characteristics, as well as industrial applications, and the quantities produced them, and the value of marketing.
There are metallic minerals Kalpoxayt and chromate and ilmenite are classified as industrial metals due to be used in the industry as materials resistant to melting, and ilmenite used mainly in the manufacture of paints.
Presence in nature:
Industrial minerals and rocks found in both igneous and metamorphic and sedimentary deposits and valleys.
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Classification of industrial minerals and rocks
It can be classified as industrial minerals and rocks upon usage to eight varieties. Wall materials include sand, gravel, mud, and ornamental stones (granite, marble, limestone mass, mass, sandstone and serpentine, and gabbro, basalt)
Ceramic materials industry: mainly rely on Alcaaulinita clay, silica, feldspar, limestone, and dolomite and bauxite.
Refractory Materials Industry: Amonazet include, graphite, bauxite, clay, silica and dolomite. Abrasive materials (skimming): include garnet, and silica sand, and chalcedony (Garnet), quartz, and metachert, and olefin, and sandstone and quartzite, and Alchorndom, and diamonds. Optics industry and glass materials, mainly rely on high-purity silica sand, soda ash, limestone, and dolomite, feldspar, gypsum. Fluid absorption materials, such as Alathblujaat, and diatomite, bentonite.
Sweat Bakmati its ore feldspar Asir region
The economic importance of minerals and industrial rocks:
Lies the economic importance of the industrial metal ores and rocks mainly on the availability of the raw material in the market, the volume of demand for them, and the location of the market, and the costs of transport to markets, physical and chemical characteristics and severity in addition to the degree that you need treatment for final use
Net short of high purity silica sand east of Riyadh
The most important raw materials located in the UK:
Rich lands of Saudi Arabia in many raw materials that go into a lot of industries are prime or secondary, such as phosphate, bauxite, high purity silica sand, limestone, dolomite, gypsum, clay, feldspar, lightweight aggregates (Alaschoria) and ornamental stones. In addition to some of the other raw materials that exist in quantities less like garnet, olivine, talc, salt, high-purity quartz veins, potash salts, sodium chloride, barite, Amonizaat and others.
Map that shows the industrial raw materials sites in Saudi Arabia
Industrial minerals and rocks section
Considered industrial minerals and rocks section a mineral exploration Saudi Geological Survey Authority management departments and the department acts of survey and exploration of industrial minerals and ornamental stones, precious stones and building materials ores in the territory of the Kingdom.
Section of the four main branches consists of:
Industrial Minerals: is one of the most important branches of the main section because of what he is doing geological
studies exploratory for raw materials used mainly or sub in many of which, including industries, for example:
(cement industry, porcelain, glass, paints, insulation, gypsum , concrete, bricks, cosmetics and other industries).
Unit ornamental stones: This unit, through research and exploration Kajeranat ornamental stones and marble, limestone and other rock used in building and construction work sites
Unit gems: This is the unity of the newer units in the industrial minerals and rocks section and tasks of this unit prospecting for gemstones.
Gems lab: from his duties examination and study and evaluation of diamonds and colored stones and issuing their own certificates in addition to holding some training sessions for those interested in precious stones and jewelery. ”
Unit industrial applications: The objective of the establishment of this unit is the work of studies and research on some of the industrial ores and minerals processing of these raw materials and developed to be utilized in the production of some of the new industries using modern technologies in this field.