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14.5 Chapter summary (ESBRS)

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  • The Earth's lithosphere is a rich source of many minerals.
  • The lithosphere consists of the upper crust and mantle of the Earth.
  • The minerals can be extracted using mining techniques.
  • People have long been exploiting the Earth's mineral resources.
  • Mining and mineral use has a significant environmental impact.
  • Other resources in the lithosphere are fuels.