Plate Tectonics and the Location of Mineral Deposits


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

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

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will test you on how plate tectonics can be used to determine the location of mineral deposits. Some topics these assessments cover include the types of tectonic plate boundaries as well as knowing the mineral resources associated with divergent plate boundaries.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can review:

  • Types of tectonic plate boundaries
  • Mineral resources associated with divergent plate boundaries
  • Why transform boundaries aren't associated with many minerals
  • What evaporites are
  • The mineral composition of subduction zones

Skills Practiced

Some skills these assessments allow you to practice are:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the different kinds of tectonic boundaries
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related minerals and plate tectonics lesson about evaporites
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the mineral composition of subduction zones and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Plate Tectonics and the Location of Mineral Deposits is the name of the lesson you can use to learn more about this geology subject. Some additional learning goals this lesson goes over include:

  • Understand what the theory of plate tectonics purports
  • Know the relationship between mineral deposits and volcanic activity
  • Recall what the Mother Lode is