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Minerals used to make cars
Cars are made from many different minerals. Their steel body is made from the iron-rich minerals like magnetite and hematite. Door handles and badges are often coated in chromium which comes from the mineral chromite.
Magnetite (top right), hematite and chromite are used to make the metal parts of cars
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