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Lecture Notes for GEOS 1024 - Resources Geology with Chermak at Virginia Tech (VT)

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Material Type:Note 1
Professor:Chermak
Class:GEOS 1024 - Resources Geology
Subject:Geosciences
University:Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
Term:Fall 2005
Keywords:
  • Wood Building
  • Natural Increase
  • Hydrothermal
  • Concentrated
  • Concentration
  • Standard of Living
  • Rate of Natural Increase
  • Differences
  • Dynamic System
  • Legal Constraints
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Resource Geology What are some of the resources that are required to make a pencil? 1. Wood 2. Carbon in the form of graphite 3. Rubber made from petroleum 4. Aluminum and iron 5. Metals (color) 6. Water 7. Abrasives What variables are Important in Determining a Country’s Standard of Living? 1. How easy it is to obtain resources 2. Amount of things you have (food, water, cars, shelter, etc.) 3. Life expectancy of a population Standard of Living = “Resources” / Population “Resources” = raw materials + technology What constrains the availability of resources? 1. Geology 2. Economics 3. Environmental Issues 4. Legal Issues 5. Political Issues What is our Resources Base? - The Earth Surface Reserve – part of the resource which is presently economically and legally extractable Resource – natural concentrations that have potential for economic extraction Resource base – total amount available at the Earth’s surface Availability of Resources Geologic Constraints • Reserve or Ore type • Grade o ...

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