EARTH: AN INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL GEOLOGY

Chapter 21: Energy and Mineral Resources

Key Concepts


pyrite_crystals_bobs_rock_shop_shad.jpgThe following are key concepts that you should be familiar with after reading and studying Chapter 21: Energy and Mineral Resources. To evaluate your understanding of any of the key concepts, select the corresponding Concept Quiz from the Selection Bar and answer the questions provided.


  1. Renewable and nonrenewable resources.

  2. Energy resources: “Fossil fuels.”

  3. Energy resources: Environmental effects of burning fossil fuels.

  4. Energy resources: Alternate energy sources.

  5. Mineral resources: Igneous and metamorphic processes.

  6. Mineral resources: Weathering and ore deposits.

  7. Mineral resources: Nonmetallic mineral resources.




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