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Mineral Resources
Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Future Energy Center.
University of London, Surrey, United Kingdom.
2013 (English)In: Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, Elsevier, 2013Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Throughout the history of planet Earth, minerals have formed through diverse geologic processes and at different locations, depending on the prevailing geologic conditions. Early civilizations mined minerals and rocks for a variety of purposes, initially for use in construction if the material had strength or for personal adornment if the mineral was attractive. Subsequently, minerals have been mined for a multitude of other purposes, where their chemical and physical properties have been of importance in a wide range of industrial processes. At the present time, large volumes of a variety of minerals are needed for society, and this demand is continuously increasing.

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Elsevier, 2013.
Keyword [en]
Construction material, Gemstone, Industrial mineral, Mineral, Mining, Ore, Plate tectonics
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Environmental Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-29385DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.09147-8Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84944088790ISBN: 9780124095489 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-29385DiVA: diva2:862745
Available from: 2015-10-23 Created: 2015-10-23 Last updated: 2015-10-23Bibliographically approved

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