MINERAL GROUPS

 

Group 1 – Metallic minerals (e.g. Gold, Silver)

Antimony, Arsenic, Bismuth, Cadmium, Caesium, Chromite, Cobalt, Columbium, Copper, Galena, Germanium, Gold, Indium, Iron minerals, Lead, Lithium, Manganese, Mercury, Molybdenite, Nickel, Niobium, Platinum group minerals, Platinum, Rare earth minerals, Rubidium, Scandium and its ores, Selenium, Silver, Sulphur, Tantalum, Tin, Tungsten and its ores, Vanadium, Zinc, Zirconia

 

Group 2 – Non-metallic minerals. (e.g. Bauxite)

Apatite, Asbestos, Barite, Bauxite, Beryllium minerals, Borates, Calcite, Chert, Chlorite, Cryolite, Diatomite, Dimension stone, Dolomite, Emerald, Emery, Feldspathic materials, Fluorite, Garnet, Graphite, Gypsum, Halite (including solar salt), Limestone, Magnesite, magnesium salts, Marble, Mica, Mineral pigments, Plivine, Ores of silicon, Peat, Perlite, Phosphates, Potassium minerals, Potassium salts, Pyrophyllite, Quartzite, Reef quartz, Serpentine, Sillimanite-group minerals, Sodium salts, Staurolite, Strontium minerals, Talc, Topaz, Vermiculite, Wollastonite, Zeolites

 

Group 3 – Semi precious stones. (e.g. Jade)

Agate, Chalcedony, Jade, Nephrite, Quartz crystal, Rhodonite, Tourmaline, Turquoise

 

Group 4 – Marine aggregate.
Group 5 – Clay

Bentonite (including fuller’s earth), Clay/shale, Kaolin, Structural clay

 

Group 6 – Corundum, Diamond, Ruby & Sapphire.

Corundum, Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire

 

Group 7 – Opal
 
Group 8 – Geothermal energy
 
Group 9 – Coal
 
Group 9A - Shale Oil
 
Group 10 – Mineral Sands

Ilmenite, Leucoxene, Monazite, Rutile, Zircon

 

Group 11 – Uranium & Thorium

Thorium, Uranium

 

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