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Minerals used to make cars - starting and stopping
Lead used to be added to petrol. It comes from the mineral galena. Asbestos is used to make car brakes. Both lead and asbestos are known to be bad for our health, so we try not to use them much nowadays.

Galena Serpentine
Galena (left), and serpentine (right) are not used anymore as lead and asbestos are not added to petrol or used to make brakes

Learn more about the minerals we use in transport and technology

Find out about the minerals we use every day...
Krystal the quartz
Building a house
In the kitchen
Around the home
Transport and technology
Neat and tidy
Health and medicine

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