Minerals (Chapter 16)

Minerals (Chapter 16) - Chapter 16: Minerals: An...

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Chapter 16: Minerals: An Non-Renewable Resource Introduction to Minerals Minerals : Elements or compounds of elements that occur naturally in the  earth’s crust Rock : Naturally formed mixture of minerals with varied chx composition Ore : Rock that contains a large enough concentration of a mineral to be  1. High Grade Ore: Large amounts of minerals 2. Low grade Ore: Lesser amounts of minerals 1. Mineral Distribution and Formation Mineral deposits not evenly distributed! Chromium: S Africa Formation : 1. layers depending on weight (Iron, copper, tin) 2. Hydrothermal Processes: Water heated in crust seeps  lead, zinc) 3. Sedimentation: the process in which eroded particles are  (iron, manganese, phosphorus, sulfur) 4. borax, potassium, gypsum) 2. Extraction :
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1. Locate deposit (satellites, seismographs) 2. Mining to extract (type depends on depth)
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