Mining and Energy Notes

Mining and Energy Notes - Mining and Energy Renewable and...

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Mining and Energy Renewable and Non-Renewable Since the Industrial Revolution we have been leaning towards Non Renewable Coal- Dirty Mercury, Carbon Dioxide, and Sulfur Dioxide is released when burning Rust belt is East of the Mississippi River from Acid Rain from SO2 Decreasing because of less manufacturing, and EPA regulations 3 Types of Coal Lignite – has been compressed the least amount of time Doesn’t not burn very hot or long Bituminous – Harder coal, burns hotter, burns longer What the average Americans would use in their homes Anthracite – Hardest type of coal Burns hottest and the longest Uses for Coal Coke – used to make steel with iron ore Liquefy or Gas – some cars run on liquid coal Cultural Uses for Coal Official mineral of Kentucky Official rock of Utah Used in the celebration of Hogmanay – Scottish practice of giving a piece of coal on New Year’s day, used to represent warmth into the new year. Custom of Coal in the stocking for Christmas
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course GEOG 1213 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Oklahoma State.

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