Economic Geology & Mineral Resources Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Following a targeted identification and investigation, what two stages are next pursued during mineral exploration?

Question 2 2. What are solid, naturally occurring mineral deposits that can be extracted from the earth for an economic profit?

Question 3 3. Which of the following is NOT a type of tectonic plate boundary?

Question 4 4. Why would you expect to find rich mineral resources on land associated with divergent plate boundaries?

Question 5 5. What happens when the market price of ore rises?

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Question 6 6. Why are non-mineral resources, such as oil, included in the general category of mineral resources?

Question 7 7. Similar to many other goods, various factors impact the price of ore on the open market. Which of the following is linked to the price of ore on the market?

Question 8 8. Prior to the extraction of ore, what factor must be weighed to determine whether it is beneficial to extract?

Question 9 9. Where in the United States would you be more likely to find evaporites?

Question 10 10. What would be a clue to geologists that copper deposits may be in the immediate area?

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Question 11 11. Which statement best reflects the nature of our oil resources?

Question 12 12. Which of the following mineral deposits are formed by biological processes?

Question 13 13. What is the name of hot fluids that transport water soluble minerals near a magma body?

Question 14 14. What is the approximate average concentration of silver in the earth's crust?

Question 15 15. Subduction zones are responsible for forming over half of _____.

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Question 16 16. Which is not a process that can concentrate mineral resources?

Question 17 17. Why DOESN'T the increased age of a mineral resource generally increase its value?

Question 18 18. How do placer deposits form?

Question 19 19. How is the concentration of ore in a rock body classified?

Question 20 20. Which of the following are geophysical survey tools that a geologist may use in an exploration project?

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Question 21 21. Why is the process of mineral exploration utilized prior to development and production of a site?

Question 22 22. Which statements about the processes that form mineral deposits are not true?

Question 23 23. What is the rock deposit formed during late stage crystallization?

Question 24 24. Which statement best defines economic geology?

Question 25 25. Why are transform boundaries less likely to be associated with valuable mineral resources?

Economic Geology & Mineral Resources Chapter Exam Instructions

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