Geology 2350, Spring 2007

Earth's Resources

 

   
Syllabus
Lecture Schedule
Grading
Research Paper
Previous Exams
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Links to Internet Resources--always being updated

Chapters refer to "Resources of the Earth"

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Links for Chapter One

Minerals

Links for Chapter Three
History of Metals

U.S. Population

History of Gems and Precious Metals

World Population

California Gold Rush

Historical Population Data

Industrial Revolution

Global Warming

Balancing Your Personal Carbon Output

OPEC fact sheet

Periodic Table

Diamonds

Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Inflation Calculator
Links for Chapter Two

Plate Tectonics- USGSBerkeley

Links for Chapter Four
Mining Coal

Fluid Inclusions

History through technology

What underground coal miners do

Tin Mining in Cornwall

On line data for acid rain

Acid Rain General

Exxon Valdez Spill
Oil Spills

Yukka Mountain

Wipp Site

Mining and the Environment

Recycling

Municiple Solid Waste

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Links for Chapter Five

Energy from Fossil Fuels

General Energy Information

General Energy Information U.K.

Links for Chapter Six

Nuclear Power Plants

U.S. Power Plants
U.K. Power Plant locations
Map and database of U.S. plants

Nuclear Disasters

Chernobyl
Three Mile Island

Annual Energy Review

Nuclear Waste

Radioactive Waste
World Nuclear Association

See Yukka Mountain and WIPP above

Select any country to see its energy use

Alternative Power Solar, Hydroelectric, Tidal, More on Tidal, Wave
Ocean Thermal, Wind, Geothermal, Biomass, Fusion

Peat

Links for Chapter Seven

Abundant Metals

Processing

Coal

Mining

Iron, Manganese

Production--U.S.

Aluminum, Bauxite Aluminum Processing

Reserves--U.S.

Titanium, Magnesium, Silicon

Reserves --World

Recyling

Oil

History

Links for Chapter Eight

Scarce and Base Metals

Chromium, Vanadium, Nickel
Production U. S. Molybdenum, Cobalt, Tungsten
Drilling Copper, Lead, Zinc, Tin
Reserves--U.S. Mercury, Cadmium
Reserves--World
Precious Metals
Gold, Silver, Platinum Group

Alaska Pipeline

Mine Information

Mine Info , Mining USA

OPEC embargo in 1973

Coinage

U.S. Mint

Persian Gulf War

Metal Prices

Live Market Quotes

Natural Gas

Natural Gas Production--U.S.

Links for Chapter Ten

Building Material

Stone, Crushed Stone, Sand & Gravel, Cement
Natural Gas Reserves--U.S.
Industrial Minerals
Vermiculite, Clays, Mica, Glass
Natural Gas Reserves--World Asbestos, Zeolites, Barite

Methane

Coal Bed
Gemstones
Industrial Diamonds DeBeers

Australian Resources

Link toDiamond and Gemstone Mining Resources

Sea Floor Colored Gems, Pearls

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Links for Chapter Eleven

Water Resources

Hydrologic Cycle

Links for Chapter Twelve

Soil as Resource

Soils

Soil Orders

Maps of Soil Orders in U.S.

Erosion
Coastal Erosion UK

Surface Water

The Dust Bowl

River Flows

Land use history of N.A.

U.S. Land use law

Groundwater

Desertification Africa

Groundwater Atlas U.S.

U.S. Agricultural History

Top 10 U.S. natural disasters ($) people worldwide

Fema

 

Links for Chapter Thirteen

Future Resources

Water

Mining
Energy
Fertilizers

U.S. Drought monitor

U. S. Water Use

Quality

Drinking Water Standards

Arsenic in Bangladesh

Channelization in general
Rio Puerco River

Kissimmee River
Colorado River
Desalination
Salt Water Intrusion
Aral Sea
Law of the Sea

Last updated July 15, 2009