Minerals are coming home: A fresh outlook on the minerals of the Pacific Ocean
Posted On July 17, 2021
A few years ago, we started looking at minerals, looking for clues about how they’re being used in the global economy and whether we need to look to other places for solutions.
We knew there was a global supply chain for minerals, but we weren’t sure what it was.
And the answer came in the form of a new resource—the ocean.
In fact, a lot of the world’s minerals come from ocean resources, including precious metals, oil, and gas.
But the question of how to extract minerals from the ocean is one that is still very much under debate.
Now we know the answer.
In this article, we’ll talk about the minerals we have and the sources of those minerals, how they come to be on land, and the environmental impact of mining.
We’ll also discuss the potential of using these minerals in other industries.
We begin by exploring what minerals are.
We look at metals and their chemical characteristics.
Then we look at their physical properties, including their chemical composition and mineral content.
We also look at the amount of water they contain, and their ability to retain heat.
After this exploration, we focus on the mining of minerals, from mining, for use in products and in industries.
If you want to learn more about minerals and how they can be used for use, we recommend the following resources: Resources and Resources Overview.
Ocean Resources: A Comprehensive Resource Dictionary, by Richard H. Schulz, R.D.M.E. (New York: Routledge, 1996).
This book is the best resource for a deeper understanding of the oceans.
Pamela L. McInnis, The Chemistry of Minerals, by Karen L. Miller (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2005).
“Minerals, Earths, and Ocean: An Illustrated Encyclopedia,” by Richard Schulz and Brian R. Johnson, M.D., M.P.H.S., and Michael J. M. Haldane, M,R.D.(New York, NY: Routes, 2006).
This is the most comprehensive resource for understanding how minerals and minerals minerals come to earth.
The Minerals: The Chemistry and Uses of a Wide Range of Mineral Compounds, by John D. Dye (NewYork: John Wiley & Sons, 2007).
This new book includes more than 2,000 minerals, including some of the most abundant minerals on Earth.
Geological Resources and Geochemical Composition of Mineral Deposits, by Dr. Michael Haldance (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press).
This comprehensive book contains over 30,000 mineralogical, physical, and geochemical compositions of minerals.
It provides more information on the history and use of mineral resources and how to use them in the production of products.
Mineral Geology: A Geochemical Approach to Mineralogy, by William P. E. Gough and Dr. John E. McNeill, Jr. (London: Elsevier Science Publishers, 1987).
This has been the gold standard of mineralogy, providing information on mineralogy and geochemistry, including the composition of minerals and their physical and chemical properties.
Selected Books and Resources: Mineralogy of Minerales, by Paul L. J. St. Germain and Michael C. H. Smith (Miningdale, MI: American Geophysical Union, 2008).
The first volume of this new book offers an updated overview of mineral geology, mineralogy of ore, and mineralogy in general.
It also includes information on geochemistry and mineralogical characteristics of minerals that may be used in new mining applications.
A Resource Guide to Mineralogical Properties of Mineral Products, by Jeffrey L. Jones (New Orleans, LA: Geological Society of America, 2000).
This volume is an in-depth resource that is useful for both the general public and professionals working with minerals.
Resources for Geologists: Mineral Resource Geology, by Michael J M. Dyer (Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications, 2005), which also provides an overview of geology and mineral resources.
“Selected Minerals for Production, Processing, and Marketing” by Michael H. Johnson and John R. Larkin (Washington, DC: Geological Survey of Canada, 2001).
This resource provides a wealth of information on minerals.
The resource includes a list of mineral-rich minerals and the properties of the minerals in question.
Mineralogy of the Minerals by Jeffrey J. Lark (Lancaster, PA: Wiley, 2006), which includes information about minerals in general and minerals in particular.
Resource Guide to the Geochemistry and Properties of the Mineralized Earth, by James J. A. Brown (Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2006) contains information on how minerals are extracted and used in a variety of industries, including mining