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Minerals Used In Manufacturing Computers





 
Phosphorescent Coating -Transition Metals
ZnS - Zinc Sulfide Zn, S Sulfur, Hemmimorphite, Zincite, Smithsonite, Franklenite
 
Ag - Silver Ag Ag, Pyrargyrite, Cerargyrite
Cl - Chlorine Cl Halite
Al - Aluminum Al Bauxite
Cu - Copper Cu Chalcopyrite, Boronite, Enargite, cuprite, malachite, azurite, chrysocolla, chalcocite
Au  - Gold Au Au
Y2O2S - Yittrium Sulfate Y
Eu - Europium Eu
KF,MgF2):Mn Potasium-Magnesium Fluorite: Manganese K, F, Mg, Mn Alunite, Orthoclase, Nephelite, Leucite, Apophullite; Fluorite, cryolite, vesuvianite, ;lepidolite: Dolomite, magnesite, espomite, spinel, olivine, pyrope, biotite, talc, pyroxenes
(Zn,Cd)S - Zinc Cadmium Sulfide Cd
Zn2SiO4:Mn, As - ZincSilicate, Manganese, Arsenic As Realgar, Orpiment, Niccolite, Cobalite, Arsenopyrite, Tetrahedrite
Gd2O2S:Tb - Gadolinium Sulfate:Tebrium Gd, Tb
Y2SiO12:Ce - Yitrium Silicate: Cerium Ce Monzanite, Orthite
CRT Glass  
Pb - Lead Pb Galena, cerussite, anglesite, pyromorphite
SiO2 Si Quartz
Plastic Case, Keyboard
Thermoplastic - Polypropylene, PVC
CaCO2 _additive Ca Calcite, gypsum, apatite, aragonite
TiO2 - White Pigment Ti Rutile, Ilmenite, Titanite
Amonium Polyphosphate P Apetite, Pyromorphite, Wavellite
LCD, Liquid Crystal Display Monitors
Pb - Lead Pb Galena, cerussite, anglesite, pyromorphite
Thin Film Transistors Si Quartz
Ferro Electric Liquid Crystal Fe Hematite
Indium Tin Oxide Sn Cassiterite,
In Sphalerite (Commonly found with Zinc)
Metal Case
Iron Fe Magnetite, Limonite
Flat Screen Plasma Display Monitors
Glass Si Quartz
Pb - Lead Pb Galena, cerussite, anglesite, pyromorphite
ZnS - Zinc Sulfide Zn, S Sulfur, Hemmimorphite, Zincite, Smithsonite, Franklenite
 
Ag - Silver Ag Ag, Pyrargyrite, Cerargyrite
Cl - Chlorine Cl Halite
Al - Aluminum Al Bauxite
Cu - Copper Cu Chalcopyrite, Boronite, Enargite, cuprite, malachite, azurite, chrysocolla, chalcocite
Au  - Gold Au Au
Y2O2S - Yittrium Sulfate Y Euxenite
Eu - Europium Eu Euxenite
KF,MgF2):Mn Potasium-Magnesium Fluorite: Manganese K, F, Mg, Mn Alunite, Orthoclase, Nephelite, Leucite, Apophullite; Fluorite, cryolite, vesuvianite, ;lepidolite: Dolomite, magnesite, espomite, spinel, olivine, pyrope, biotite, talc, pyroxenes
(Zn,Cd)S - Zinc Cadmium Sulfide Cd
Zn2SiO4:Mn, As - ZincSilicate, Manganese, Arsenic As Realgar, Orpiment, Niccolite, Cobalite, Arsenopyrite, Tetrahedrite
Gd2O2S:Tb - Gadolinium Sulfate:Tebrium Gd, Tb
Y2SiO12:Ce - Yitrium Silicate: Cerium Ce Monzanite, Orthite
Printed Circuit Boards, Computer Chips
Silicon Si Quartz
Cu - Copper Cu Chalcopyrite, Boronite, Enargite, cuprite, malachite, azurite, chrysocolla, chalcocite
Au  - Gold Au Au
Ag - Silver Ag Ag, Pyrargyrite, Cerargyrite
Tin Sn Cassiterite,
Al - Aluminum Al Bauxite
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There are 66 individual minerals that contribute to the typical computer that are identified above.
There are others,in addition to those above, but it should be evident that
without many minerals, there would be no computers, or televisions, for that matter.

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