What is Economic Geology? Video


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

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

2. Which statement best defines economic geology?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of economic resources. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding what mineral resources include as well as knowing the nature of oil resources.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • What mineral resources include
  • Characteristics of oil resources
  • Best definition of economic geology
  • Formation process of mineral deposits
  • Contributions to the value of natural resources

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the value of natural resources
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related economic geology lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding oil resources and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, review the corresponding lesson called What is Economic Geology? This lesson will help you:

  • Define what economic geology is
  • Identify how resources can have economic potential
  • Know what mineral resources typically include
  • Describe the difference between renewable and nonrenewable resources
  • Appreciate how value is determined from resources