2-6-08 - Geography 500 2-6-08 Mineral Resources Just as...

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Geography 500 2-6-08 Mineral Resources Just as there are associations between location of industry and mineral resources, there are also links between mineral locations and rock types Mineral fuels are generally associated with sedimentary rock formations o Sedimentary rock formed by sediments Small particles that deposited by h2o Settle gradually in still or slow moving water o Sediment compressed over time Eventually hardens Horizontally stratified Layers Around 300 million years ago o Paleozoic era – Carboniferous period Swampy, densely vegetated region were drowned and covered with sediment This organic matter either turned into a liquid - petroleum o Or solid – coal So, why do we find sedimentary rock and mineral fuels in Kansas? o Millions of years ago we were an inland sea. Important places/regions o Great plains/E. Rockies (inc. Wyoming and Montana), gulf coast (texas, Louisiana), western Appalachia , socal, Midwest (Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky), Alaska Landscapes in these regions have been and continue to be shaped by the resource extraction Petroleum and Natural Gas Petroleum – Crude Oil
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