For centuries human have been using metallic ore minerals to support their civilization. Before metal was introduced to the human society, stone were the most common means of making tools. But as human evolves they discovered that metals are stronger and much more practical as it could be crafted into varies shapes.
The first metals that were used by humans were bronze and iron. Both were widely used in almost every aspect of life. Glass, spoon, forks, kettle, cooking utilities are good examples from household utensils. From political aspects, metals were used to equipped soldiers with weapons and shields. Metals were used for trade when gold became the major means of exchanging. Travel and many other aspects of life were also dependent to metals as well. The usage of metals increased until the time of industrial revolution.