Flashcards - CEOE Physical Science: Natural Resources

Flashcards - CEOE Physical Science: Natural Resources
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banded iron formations
Banded iron formations are distinctive units of sedimentary rock that are almost always of Precambrian age
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economic geology
Economic geology is concerned with earth materials that can be used for economic and/or industrial purposes
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economic geology
Economic geology is concerned with earth materials that can be used for economic and/or industrial purposes
banded iron formations
Banded iron formations are distinctive units of sedimentary rock that are almost always of Precambrian age
placer deposits
In geology, a placer deposit or placer is an accumulation of valuable minerals formed by gravity separation during sedimentary processes
Ophiolites
An ophiolite is a section of the Earth's oceanic crust and the underlying upper mantle that has been uplifted and exposed above sea level and often emplaced onto continental crustal rocks
subduction zones
Subduction is a geological process that takes place at convergent boundaries of tectonic plates where one plate moves under another and is forced down into the mantle

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