Major coal basins in the United States. Indiana's coal comes from teh Illinois Basin. (from Energy Information Administration)
This lab will let you examine resources in general, and some of Indiana's mineral resources in detail. The purpose of this lab is to give you a foundation in understanding Earth's mineral resources, Indiana's mineral resources, and the use and extraction of minerals in Indiana.
BEFORE continuing this overview, please read the following pages in your lab book:
Pages 241-244: Please read all of these pages to familiarize yourself with terminology of sustainability and of resources.
Then, please review these pages on resources before completing this lab:
And look over this resource on energy production in the state of Indiana:
After you have completed these readings, please go on to the "Content" portion of this lab.