Display cases showing the industrial applications of minerals (IV)

In this display case visitors can learn the applications of minerals such as gypsum, phosphate, andalusite, asbestos, sylvanite and halite.
These applications include the use of gypsum in construction and in medicine (for casting broken bones); the use of phosphates in agriculture; the(increasingly rare) use of asbestos in firemen's uniforms because of its resistance to fire; the use of andalusite in the manufacture of electrical fires bacause of its resistance to high temperatures; the extraction of potash from sylvanite for use in fertilisers; and the use halite for preserving food, as a seasoning, in the manufacture of plastics, etc.

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