<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="1; url=/nojavascript/"> Mineral Identification ( Real World ) | Earth Science | CK-12 Foundation
Dismiss
Skip Navigation
You are viewing an older version of this Concept. Go to the latest version.

Mineral Identification

%
Progress
Practice Mineral Identification
Practice
Progress
%
Practice Now
Digital Mining
Teacher Contributed

Digital Mining

Topic

Digital Mining

Student Exploration

Mining has come a long way from the days of panning for gold in the river. Below is an example of using imaging spectroscopy on an area to identify the type and amount of minerals present:

Extension Investigation

  1. To learn more about the evolution of remote sensing to map the surface of the Earth can be found here: http://speclab.cr.usgs.gov/map.intro.html
  2. Using the USGS Mineral Resource Data System (http://mrdata.usgs.gov/mineral-resources/mrds-global.html), pick one particular part of the world and identify mineral resources that are available. Make sure to include in your report the type of commodity, the type of rock, the milling method, the amount recovered, and the total amount of present if included in data set.

Resources Cited

Mineral Resource Data System. United States Geological Survey. http://mrdata.usgs.gov/mineral-resources/mrds-global.html

Spectroscopy Lab. United States Geological Survey.

http://speclab.cr.usgs.gov/cuprite95.1um_map.tgif.gif

http://speclab.cr.usgs.gov/map.intro.html

Image Attributions

Explore More

Sign in to explore more, including practice questions and solutions for Mineral Identification.

Reviews

Please wait...
Please wait...

Original text