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Earth's resources

Part of Hall of Planet Earth.

Earth Resources AMNH/R.Mickens

Exhibition Text

The Earth’s resources are many and varied.  Some are illustrated by the samples shown here.  Coal has long been an important and abundant source of energy, salt is a nutrient necessary for life, and gold has been considered precious throughout human history because of its rarity, malleability, and color.

For Educators

Topic: Earth Science

Subtopic: Minerals and Resources

Keywords: Salt, Geology, Minerals, gold, Coal

Audience: General