Economic Significance of Rocks:
Soils are derived from rocks.
Soils provide suitability for those agricultural products that provide food for mention and provide the raw material for many industries.
Rocks are the source of types of building material directly or indirectly.
Granite, gneiss, sandstone, marble, and slates are extensively used in the construction of buildings.
Tajmahal is made of white marble, Red Forts of Delhi and Agra, which are made of red sandstone.
Slates are used for roof purposes in different parts of India.
Minerals are the foundation of modern civilization.
Metallic minerals provide all metals ranging from very precious gold, platinum, silver, copper to aluminum and iron.
These metals are obtained from different rocks.
Certain rocks and minerals are used as raw materials for many industries.
In the cement industry and limestone kilns, different types of rocks and minerals are used for the production of finished goods.
Graphite is used in crucible and pencil manufacturing as raw materials.
Precious stones and metals are obtained from different metamorphic or igneous rocks.
Diamond is a precious stone used in jewelry and is a metamorphic rock.
Similarly, other precious stones like gems, rubies, and sapphires are obtained from different types of rocks.
Fuel in the form of coal, petroleum, natural gas, and nuclear minerals are derived from different rocks.
Fertilizers are also derived from some rocks.
Phosphatic fertilizers are obtained from phosphorite mineral found in abundance in some parts of the world.
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