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Minerals have different properties - they can be hard, soft, strong, rigid, impermeable... The objects we make from minerals share the mineral's properties. Quartz is hard, transparent and impermeable. We use it to make glass, which is also hard, transparent and impermeable.

Click on the different objects to find out about the minerals which make them.

Objects made from minerals Cutlery Paint Salt Pencils Window Mug Plane Film Paint Glass Bricks Plaster cast Emery boards Numbers Light bulb Tin can Cosmetics Brooch Car Pipe Computer Teeth Nails Frying pan Thermometer

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