The valuation of goods is based on rarity, as perceived through an anthropomorphic veil.
True value, can only be represented as the energetic costs of their production.
The work required to extract and consume minerals is worthless unless repeatable. I will make reference to a greater wisdom than mine:
Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money
We are caught in a logical fallacy, a religious belief that the means of production represent value, when in fact they largely represent destruction of real value, in the consumption of life itself.