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ESS 101Study Guide Exam 2 Minerals and mineral resources 1. 4 categories: 1) essential resource-essential for human survival, soil and water 2) energy resources- coal and petroleum, burned for fuel 3) metal resources-iron, aluminum, copper, gold, separated from minerals during processing of earths materials 4) nonmetal or industrial resources- crushed stone, sand and gravel, clay, salt, processed and used in many diff ways 2. The smallest unit of an element is an atom 3. 2 most abundant resources in core- iron, nickel; 2 most abundant resources in crust- oxygen, silicon; earth’s crust is 92% silicate materials 4. Population of earth 7.8 billion 5. Most mineral resources are non-renewable on human time scales Mineral resources are finite – what is present on Earth today is all we have Desired minerals or elements are not present in all rocks, and must be concentrated by
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