Industrially and commercially they virtually form a part of Troy.
Of these sodium stannate, Na2Sn03, is produced industrially by heating tin with Chile saltpetre and caustic soda, or by fusing very finely powdered tinstone with caustic soda in iron vessels.
Other minerals that have been discovered but have not been industrially developed are gypsum, lignite and cement rock.
Minerals are fairly abundant in number, but few are present in sufficient quantity to be industrially important.
Minneapolis is the chief flour-making centre of the world, and the cities at the " Head of the Lakes " (Duluth, Minnesota, and Superior, Wisconsin, considered industrially as one place) constitute the second largest centre.