Putting It Together: Geological Resources


In this section, we used almost all of the concepts we have learned so far. While plate tectonics may not have been mentioned directly, we know the role it plays in the formation of rock, minerals and mineral resources. In this section, we focused on these items:

  1. How mineral resources and fossil fuels are formed
  2. How these resources are mined
  3. Nonrenewable and renewable resources
  4. What type and amount of resources we use in our everyday life


Hopefully, having a better understanding of the material and resources we use will give you a better understanding of current issues including the importance of resource conservation, alternative resource use, and what it means to live sustainably.


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