Ch. 5 Earth's energy and mineral resources
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Fuels such as coal, oil, and natural gas that form from the remains of plants and other organisms.
A rock that contains at least 50% plant remains.
A thick, black liquid formed from the buried remains of microscopic marine organisms.
Forms under similar conditions and often with oil, but in a gaseous state.
The amount of fossil fuel that can be extracted at a profit.
An alternate energy source produced from atomic reactions.
Energy from the sun.
An area where windmills are used to generate electricity.
Electricity produced by waterpower.
Energy obtained by using hot magma or hot, dry rocks inside the Earth.
Energy received from the burning of wood, alcohol, and garbage.
A deposit of useful minerals.
Deposits in which a mineral or minerals exist in large enough amounts to be mined at a profit.
Non-metallic mineral resources
Any mineral resources not used as fuels or as sources of metals.
Metallic mineral resources
Metals obtained from Earth materials.
Using old materials to make new materials.
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