What Distinguishes Ore from Other Mineral Deposits?

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

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

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

While we may think anything buried in the ground can simply be classified as mere dirt, there are actually many different types of mineral deposits in the Earth. One of these, known as ore, is the subject of this lesson and attached assessment. The assessment questions will test you on points such as the economics of ore and the amount of specific types in the Earth's crust.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Minerals of economic importance
  • The amount of ore needed for economic benefit
  • What percentage of the Earth's crust is silver
  • Influences on the market price of ore
  • What happens when the ore prices rise

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - use the quiz questions to test your recollection of the characteristics and uses of ore, as you went over in the lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - make sure that you can differentiate ore from other types of mineral deposits in the Earth
  • Knowledge application - use the information you've learned from the lesson to answer the assessment questions on the different types of ore and ore's economic significance

Additional Learning

For more facts about ore, go over the corresponding lesson called What Distinguishes Ore from Other Mineral Deposits? This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Overview of ore deposits
  • The difference between ore and other minerals
  • The economic importance of ore
  • Ore supply and demand
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