Aluminium is the most widely-used non-ferrous metal
Precious metal, been used in the manufacture of coins,ornaments and jewelery.
Barium is used in drilling fluids for oil and gas wells. It is also used in paint and in glassmaking.
Cubic solid, the most abundant metallic element in the human body and the fifth most abundant element in Earth's crust
Heavy metal used especially for heat-resistant and magnetic alloys
Rubies get their red colour from chromium, and glass treated with chromium has an emerald green colour.
Historically, copper was the first metal to be worked by people.
Iron is an enigma – it rusts easily, yet it is the most important of all metals. 90% of all metal that is refined today is iron.
Iodine and its compounds are primarily used in nutrition
Potassium levels influence multiple physiological processes and is the eighth or ninth most common element by mass (0.2%) in the human body
Lithium was discovered from a mineral, while other common alkali metals were discovered from plant material
Magnesium is the third-most-commonly-used structural metal, following iron and aluminium. It is very abundant in cells.
Manganese is an important element for human health, essential for development, metabolism, and the antioxidant system
About 86% of molybdenum produced is used in metallurgy, with the rest used in chemical applications.
Sodium is a soft metal that tarnishes within seconds of being exposed to the air. It also reacts vigorously with water.
A silvery metal that resists corrosion even at high temperatures
Lead has many uses in the construction industry;
The biggest use of selenium is as an additive to glass
Strontium was mostly used in the production of sugar
Most zinc is used to galvanise other metals.