Ch 24: Economic Geology & Mineral Resources: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Economic Geology and Mineral Resources chapter of this Introduction to Physical Geology Help and Review course is the simplest way to master economic geology and mineral resources concepts. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of economic geology & mineral resources.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering college physical geology material will benefit from taking this course. You will be able to grasp the subject matter faster, retain critical knowledge longer and earn better grades. You're in the right place if you:

  • Have fallen behind in understanding economic geology and mineral resource assessment.
  • Need an efficient way to learn about economic geology and mineral resources.
  • Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools.
  • Struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD.
  • Experience difficulty understanding your teachers.
  • Missed class time and need to catch up.
  • Can't access extra science learning resources at school.

How it works:

  • Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
  • Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Economic Geology and Mineral Resources chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Economic Geology and Mineral Resources chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any relevant question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:

  • What is the definition of economic geology?
  • How do ore and other mineral deposits differ?
  • What processes are used to find and assess mineral resources?
  • In what six ways do minerals become concentrated?
  • What is the link between plate tectonics and location of mineral deposits?

9 Lessons in Chapter 24: Economic Geology & Mineral Resources: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Economic Geology?

1. What is Economic Geology?

Explore the field of geology that provides us with the raw earth materials we need. In this lesson, we'll learn the scope of economic geology and introduce some topics that will be covered in greater detail in the rest of the chapter.

What Distinguishes Ore from Other Mineral Deposits?

2. What Distinguishes Ore from Other Mineral Deposits?

Ore deposits provide the raw materials that allow our society to function. In this lesson, we'll look at the driving forces that cause ore deposits to be unique from non-valuable mineral deposits.

Finding and Assessing Mineral Resources

3. Finding and Assessing Mineral Resources

Because mineral resources are so rare, they are not easy to locate. In this lesson, we'll learn the process that geologists use to find and assess valuable mineral deposits.

Plate Tectonics and the Location of Mineral Deposits

4. Plate Tectonics and the Location of Mineral Deposits

In this lesson, we learn why a large portion of Earth's valuable mineral deposits are located along current and ancient tectonic plate boundaries. We'll also review the types of plate boundaries and how mineral resources are formed at each type.

Subduction: Definition & Process

5. Subduction: Definition & Process

Subduction is a geological term for one of Earth's tectonic plates sinking under another. When this happens, we can get earthquakes, volcanoes, and a recycling of Earth's rocks. Let's explore this more in this lesson.

Transform Fault: Definition & Characteristics

6. Transform Fault: Definition & Characteristics

Transform faults are largely hidden from us under the oceans, but those that occur on continents really shake things up. These moving plate boundaries produce our most powerful earthquakes.

What is Ore? - Definition, Types, Uses & Examples

7. What is Ore? - Definition, Types, Uses & Examples

Learn about ores, which are a special type of rock from which we can economically extract valuable elements and minerals. Ores are the source for some of the world's most important geological resources, including both precious and industrial metals and energy resources like uranium.

Effect of Adding Carbon to Steel

8. Effect of Adding Carbon to Steel

Steel is one of the most important construction materials in the world. This lesson is about the composition of steel in general, and, specifically, the effects of adding carbon to steel.

How Minerals Become Concentrated

9. How Minerals Become Concentrated

In order to locate valuable mineral resources, geologists have to understand how these resources are concentrated in the earth. This lesson examines the six methods through which valuable minerals are concentrated by natural processes.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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