Minerals and the environment. Minerals are nonrenewable natural resources that are vital for the construction, manufacturing and energy industries. The aim of sustainable mineral development is to ensure mineral use is kept to a minimum amount without having a negative impact on economic growth.
Mention any three characteristics of ferrous group of minerals found in India. Answer: Three features of ferrous minerals are as follows. Ferrous minerals account for about threefourths of the total value of the production of metallic minerals. They provide the base for the development of metallurgical industries.
As a group, minerals are one of the four groups of essential nutrients, the others of which are vitamins, essential fatty acids, and essential amino acids. The five major minerals in the human body are calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, and magnesium. All of the remaining elements in a human body are called "trace elements".