2019731 ensp 0183 enspFor instance diamond is the hardest mineral but graphite is one of the softest Diamond is usually transparent but graphite is opaque Also diamond is often used as an abrasive whereas graphite makes a good lubricant Graphite is an excellent conductor of electricity while diamond makes a good electrical insulator Uses of graphite
2019719 ensp 0183 enspIndustrial resources minerals are geological materials which are mined for their commercial value which are not fuel fuel minerals or mineral fuels and are not sources of metals metallic minerals but are used in the industries based on their physical and or chemical properties They are used in their natural state or after beneficiation either as raw materials or as additives in a wide
2019729 ensp 0183 enspUses of Natural Graphite Natural graphite is mostly consumed for following industrial use Refractories Manufacturing Silicon Carbide and Clay Graphite Crucibles Manufacturing MagCarbon and AluminaCarbon Refractory bricks Manufacturing Continuous Casting Refractories Manufacturing trough mass and Mudgun mass
Graphite is commonly found in the form of flakes or crystalline layers in metamorphic rocks Marble schist s and gneisses are some of the common rocks that host graphite This mineral might also be found in organicrich shales and coal beds In these cases graphite may have formed because of organic matter such as dead bacteria or plants
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