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Minerals used to make cement
Calcite Different minerals make up cement. Limestone (containing the mineral calcite) and clay make up a lot of the bulk. Gypsum helps it to harden.

Together they make cement:

Gypsum Illite
Calcite (top right), gypsum and illite are used to make cement

Learn more about the minerals we use in building

Find out about the minerals we use every day...
Krystal the quartz
Building a house
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