and Chemical Minerals
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Overview of Fertilizers
Early Potash Industry and u.S. Patent Number I Nitrogen
|| Potassium || Sulfur
Peigneur: Where Oil and Salt did not Mix
Ash and Sodium Sulfate
and Chemical Minerals in the Future
in Foods, Medicines, and Cosmetics
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Chapter Nine of your textbook
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on this link <http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/recycle/>
to learn about Recycling Statistics and Information
Commodity Statistics and Information of:
Cobalt - http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/cobalt/
Copper - http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/copper/
Gold - http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/gold/
Mercury - http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/mercury/
Molybdenum - http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/molybdenum/
Nickel - http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/nickel/
Platinum group - http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/platinum/
Tin - http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/tin/
Vanadium - http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/vanadium/
Zinc - http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/zinc/
Rare Earths - http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/rare_earths/
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Acquired (what you learned):
By the end
of this chapter you should be able to:
Name the three principal fertilizer chemical elements.
Identify the sources from where we obtain the major fertilizer components.
Describe the role that Peru played in providing fertilizer to Europe in
Explain the cause and outcome of the War of the Pacific, 1879-1883.
Explain the origin of the large phosphate rock deposits now being mined
Describe the conditions under which the potassium salts mined for
Explain why halite is commonly considered to be the most useful of the
Give the source from where we obtain the sulfur for use in industry.
Name the major uses of fluorine.
Describe the conditions under which beds of salt form.
Name the country which lost its coastline during the War of the Pacific.
Name the country which gained total control of the fertilizer resources
as a result of the War of the Pacific.
Identify the mode of formation of guano fertilizers.
Describe the mode of formation of potash fertilizers.
Explain the origin of the large beds of halite that are mined in many parts
of the world.
List the two principal substances dissolved in seawater.
List the three primary fertilizer components.
Name the components and their percentages of a bag of 5-10-20 of
List the two States considered the major sources of phosphate fertilizers
in the U.S.
Give the source of the nitrogen in modem fertilizers.
State the amount of total dissolved solids in seawater.
Name the element added to drinking water in many communities to reduce
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