Two major types of products are mined including
metals and nonmetals. Minerals that are mined in their native form would
include gold and silver. Mineral ores are more commonly mined.
They are enriched rocks with the metal that is needed for extraction.
For example, you cannot find a piece of pure iron. The iron would have
to be extracted from other mineral ores like hematite or magnetite.
Non metallic substances include coal, sand and gravel (aggregates),
gypsum, and oil. Although oil is technically mined, it is always
considered a separate industry because of its large size. Enclosed is a
list of products from the mining industry and their uses. This is just a
short list, of the thousands of metals and nonmetals products.