Relationship Between Minerals and Human

  • Kaulir Kisor Chatterjee


Relationship between minerals and humans dates back to the era when the humans were still primitive, much before they became “modern” about 120,000 years ago. But the relationship then was not centred on conscious knowledge or effort. Conscious relationship probably started with the invention of artificial fire made with the help of flint about 30,000 years ago. Since then, from that single mineral, usage by the humans has diversified to scores of minerals and metals which are indispensable for humans. Moreover, harnessing of the mineral resources has also graduated from primitive practice of picking up minerals strewn on the surface to organized mining from the depths under the land and even seabed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kaulir Kisor Chatterjee
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  1. 1.Indian School of MinesNagpurIndia

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