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Mineral Resources

Uses clues on the land's surface to tell if there are ores below prospector
During the smelting process, mixtures are heated in a ______________ to separate it from the ore. blast furnace
What are the three main types of mines? strip mines, shaft mines, pit mines
When a mineral cools quickly, are the crystals larger or smaller? smaller
Is mining usually good for the land and the environment? no
Are minerals used to make some foods and medicines? yes
Are ores immediately ready to be sold and used after they are mined? no
When a mineral cools slowly, are the crystals larger or smaller? larger
What are the two ways minerals are formed? crystallization of melted materials and materials dissolved in water
Are some minerals used to making fertilizer and cleaning products? yes
What is the process used to separate the useful metals from an ore? smelting
a rock that contains a metal or useful mineral ore
Are some minerals used to make building materials? yes
Are all minerals gemstones? no
In the first step of the smelting process, what has to happen to the ore? Mix it with something to help it separate
Created by: edeboo