Everything we have and use is either grown or mined. Even things that are grown use mineral resources from the earth in the form of fertilizers and pesticides (insect killers). Lets take a closer look.
How is your electricity created?
Plastic case, keyboard
Calcite, gypsum, apatite, aragonite, rutile, ilmenite, titanite, pyromorphite, and others.
Flat screen display monitors
Quartz, galena, cerussite, sulfur, hemminmoprhiite, zincite, smithsonite, silver, halite, bauxite, chalcopyrite, boronite, cuprite, malachite, azurite, gold, euxenite, pinel, olivine, biotite, talc, realgar, orpiment, asenopyrite, monzanite, and many others.
Printed circuit boards, computer chips
Quartz, chalcopyrite, boronite, enargite, cuprite, malachite, azuirite, chrsococolla, chalcocite, gold, silver, pyragyrite, cassiterite, bauxite, and others.