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    Earth's physical resources: petroleum: LearningSpace: Open University

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    This intermediate module covers petroleum, its chemistry and geology, oil and gas exploration, oilfields, and petroleum processing. Safety and environmental issues are also discussed. The module is expected to take twelve hours to complete and is provided by the UK Open University as part of its LearningSpace, a collection of over 800 free online courses (as at July 2016).
    Publisher
    Open University
    http://www.open.edu/openlearn/science-maths-technology/science/environmental-science/earths-physical-resources-petroleum/content-section-0
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    Mineral resources: formation, mining, environmental impact

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    This module provides an introduction to mineral resources covering: the importance of minerals to society; factors controlling the availability of mineral resources; the formation of ore deposits; mining and processing ore; future world mineral supply and demand; the environmental impacts of mining and processing of minerals; and possible solutions to dwindling mineral supplies. The module has been created by University of Illinois geology professor Steve Altaner and is made available by Connexions.
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    Steve Altaner
    Publisher
    Connexions
    http://cnx.org/contents/[email protected]
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    Minerals

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    This short module developed by the University of California provides an overview of mineralogy. It includes an introduction to the different types of minerals in the Earth's crust, together with a discussion of the formation of mineral deposits and methods of mining.
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    University of California College Prep
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    Connexions
    http://cnx.org/contents/[email protected]:10
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    Practising science: reading the rocks and ecology: LearningSpace: Open University

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    This introductory module presents a practical introduction to activities undertaken by students of earth sciences and ecology. The earth sciences section covers the use of a hand lens to examine rocks and their modes of formation. It includes igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. Information is also provided on the rock cycle. The module is expected to take fourteen hours to complete and is provided by the UK Open University as part of its LearningSpace, a collection of over 800 free online courses (as at July 2016).
    Publisher
    Open University
    http://www.open.edu/openlearn/science-maths-technology/science/geology/practising-science-reading-the-rocks-and-ecology/content-section-0

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