EARTH: AN INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL GEOLOGY

Chapter 21: Energy and Mineral Resources

Further Study


Fluorite, a source of fluorine (Copyright © Tasa Graphic Arts, Inc.)We have made a concerted effort to search the Web for relevant material, but no matter how hard we try, there will always be more information available than we can possibly examine.

However, the following list contains links to many of the most interesting and informative Web sites related to topics explored in the chapter that we were able to locate. Check them out, but make sure you come back to do more investigating when you're done.


Amateur Mineralogy Links

A very extensive listing of links to sites related to mineralogy.
American Wind Energy Association

This site contains information from and about the American Wind Energy Association.
Ask a Geologist

If you have questions, a professional geologist is here to help.
Department of Energy (United States)

Here is the home page of the United States Department of Energy.
Energy Files (Department of Energy)

At this site, you will find over 500 databases and Web sites containing information and resources pertaining to energy science and technology, with an emphasis on the physical sciences.
Energy Information Administration (U.S. Department of Energy)

Here is your source for official United States energy statistics.
Energy Links

This Central Michigan University site, maintained by Dr. Mark Francek, lists several good links to sites containing information relative to topics discussed in the chapter.
Fossil Energy (U.S. Department of Energy)

The Department of Energy's Fossil Energy Web site features new information on the latest developments on the U.S. energy front. The "For Students" section lets you "look down" an oil well, "feel the blue flame" of natural gas, and examine new efforts to clean coal technology.
Gold Institute

Here is a good commercial site with a lot of information about gold.
Gold Prospecting

This is a good source for information about recreational gold prospecting.
International Geothermal Association

This is a good explanation and examination of geothermal energy.
Bauxite, a source of aluminum (E.J. Tarbuck)
Mineral Data Links

This site contains links to several mineralogy-related Web sites.
Mineralogical Society of America

This site contains information from the Mineralogical Society of America.
Mineralogy Database

This extensive mineral database contains more than 5,000 pages of mineral data. There are 3,874 individual mineral species data descriptions.
Mineral Resources Program (USGS)

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) Mineral Resources Program is responsible for providing and communicating current, unbiased information on the occurrence, quality, quantity, and availability of mineral resources. Here you will find statistics and information on the worldwide supply, demand, and flow of minerals and materials essential to the U.S. economy, the national security, and protection of the environment.
Minerals and Metals of Canada

This site provides a good survey of the minerals and metals of Canada.
Minerals Links (NAGT)

An extensive listing of mineral links is arranged by topic from the National Association of Geology Teachers (NAGT).
Minerals Information (USGS)

United States Geologic Survey (USGS) has statistics and information on the worldwide supply, demand, and flow of minerals and materials essential to the U.S. economy, the national security, and protection of the environment.
Minerals on the Internet

This site includes a wide variety of minerals-related sites sorted into relevant categories from Tasa Graphic Arts, Inc.
Mining and Mineral Resources

This site offers a great source for information about mining of mineral resources, mining news and trends, etc.
National Mining Association

The National Mining Association (NMA) represents the mining industry, mining equipment manufacturers, and other mining-related businesses throughout the United States.
Natural Resources of Canada

This site provides an extensive listing of mining and mineral resources in Canada.
Periodic Table of the Elements

In addition to listing a wealth of information about each element, this location also lists and describes numerous compounds.
Windmills (Corel)
Resource Fact Sheets (USGS)

United States Geological Survey (USGS) activities in the natural resources theme area inventory the occurrence and assess the quantity and quality of natural resources. Activities also include monitoring changes to natural resources, understanding the processes that form and affect them, and forecasting the changes that may be expected in the future.
Resources from Space

University of Wisconsin course notes offers links to several essays about resources from space.
Resource Sustainability

This site offers an essay that examines the future of Earth's resources.
Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc.

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME) is an international society of professionals in the minerals industry.
Society of Economic Geologists

The Society of Economic Geologists, Inc. (SEG) is an international organization of individual members with interests in the field of economic geology.
State Minerals Information (USGS)

This site provides statistics and information on the supply, demand, and flow of minerals and materials essential to the U.S. economy, the national security, and protection of the environment from the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
Virtual Atlas of Opaque and Ore Minerals

This site provides over 400 full color photomicrographs of the major ore-forming associations and opaque minerals in non-mineralized rocks. It describes typical examples of each material from many classical localities throughout the world. For each association there is a listing of the major (and important minor) primary ore minerals, alteration products and gangue, typical textures, a brief discussion of the geology of the association and a list of references.
World Lecture Hall (University of Texas at Austin)

The World Lecture Hall features links to online courses in the United States and Canada.




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