Mineral_Resources_Study_Guide_-_GEOL_1001

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Mineral Resources Study Guide – GEOL 1001.4 Spring 2009 Terms to know and understand: Mississippi Valley-type ores. Banded iron formations. Acid mine drainage Strategic metals Open pit mine Some important questions to examine: Distinguish among native, precious, and base metals.
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Unformatted text preview: What makes a rock an ore of some commodity? What are the principle ways that ores are formed in nature? What are the so-called nonmetallic mineral resources? Are some/most mineral resources non-renewable? If so, what are their expected lifetimes?...
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