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IMPORTANCE OF MINERALS

Sunday 1 January 2017, by Imeru Alfonzo Hernandez

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Minerals are the materials that make up the rocks of the crust and the interior of the Earth. They are the source of metals and non-metals used by man throughout the history and foundations of civilization. Likewise, these constitute a record of the conditions of their training environment and, therefore, of the processes that take place on our planet. They can indicate temperatures, pressures and other physicochemical conditions of interest for the knowledge of the Earth. Thanks to the discovery of natural radioactivity and the law of radioactive decay, minerals with radioactive elements were used by Geology to date the age of the Earth and the Universe, as well as to build the GEOLOGICAL TIME SCALE, which Before these discoveries, it was based on relative ages.


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