Outcome: Rock and Mineral Resources

Learn common processes of geologic formation of rock and mineral resources.

This section introduces you to the processes leading to the formation of common rock and mineral resources. You will learn how and why these processes work and how they are different.

What You’ll Learn to Do

  • Describe the different processes that lead to various ore formation
  • Describe the processes that lead to the formation of all fossil fuels: petroleum, natural gas, and coal

Learning Activities

The learning activities for this section include the following:

  • Reading: Ore Genesis
  • Reading: Petroleum
  • Reading: Natural Gas
  • Reading: Coal
  • Self Check: Rock and Mineral Resources


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