NASC 130 Essentials3_ch12

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Unformatted text preview: from coal yields acid rain from CO2 addition fuels global warming and climate change Essentials of Geology, 3rd edition, by Stephen Marshak Chapter 12: Riches in Rock: Energy & Mineral Resources Mineral Resources Mineral Resources Minerals from the crust that are used by civilization Minerals Minerals are present in almost everything we use Minerals Absolutely necessary for modern industrial society Two major categories Metallic Non-metallic “Find any gold?” “See any snakes?” Essentials of Geology, 3rd edition, by Stephen Marshak Chapter 12: Riches in Rock: Energy & Mineral Resources Mineral Resources Mineral resources form by geologic processes Occurrences are predictable Formation is usually very slow Minerals are effectively non-renewable resources Essentials of Geology, 3rd edition, by Stephen Marshak Chapter 12: Riches in Rock: Energy & Mineral Resources Mineral Resources Essentials of Geology, 3rd edition, by Stephen Marshak Chapter 12: Riches in Rock: Energy & Mineral Resources Mineral Resources Two major categories: Metallic Gold Silver Copper Lead Zinc Iron Aluminum Non-metallic Non-metallic Sand and gravel Gypsum Halite Dimension stone Essentials of Geology, 3rd edition, by Stephen Marshak Chapter 12: Riches in Rock: Energy & Mineral Resources What is a Metal? Opaque, shiny, smooth, conductive solids Metal properties from metallic chemical bonds Delocalized electrons move from atom to atom easily Electron fluidity permits electrical...
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