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Mineral and Power Resources

Introduction to Mineral
Minerals are composed of inorganic particles. Minerals are found in the earth or are naturally occurring substances. They are found in rocks, and water. • Minerals are chemical substances. Some minerals like gold or silver are made of only one element. Other minerals, like quartz and calcite, are combinations of two or more elements. • Minerals always have the same chemical makeup. For example, quartz will always consist of one part silicon (an element) two parts oxygen (another element).
Examples of Minerals
Halite, pyrite, hematite, calcite, gold, silver, quartz, feldspar, mica, gypsum, ruby, diamond, topaz, graphite, corundum, fluorite, apatite, malachite, copper, garnet, talc, , sulfur, and roughly 4,000 other recognized minerals.

The elements oxygen, silicon, aluminum, iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium, and sodium make up 99 percent of all minerals on Earth.

Questions for the students. Where are the minerals found?

Power Resources
Power or energy comes from different sources: solar, wind, hydroelectricity, nuclear energy, fossil fuel and so on. A society or civilization cannot survive for a moment without power or energy. So, sufficient energy is the basic foundation for the development of a nation. Daily needs, industries, transportation and communication and so on are governed by energy sufficiency.

What is energy?
The stored ability to perform work or produce heat comes in many forms-electric, mechanical, or nuclear, among others. This is called energy.
Sources of energy: a) Renewable resources: It includes wood, water, and solar. This kind of resources can be produced further. b) Non-renewable resources: It encompasses fossil fuel, natural gas, coal, oil and so on.
Questions for the students: Bangladesh is an energy deficit country. Why?

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