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European Mineral resources
Transcript of European Mineral resources
Mining minerals in Britain have been going on since around 2200B.C. when bronze production was essential in the Bronze Ages.Great Britain's economy grew promptly with extensive expanse of necessary minerals.
Minerals in Russia
Russia’s vast industrial mineral reserves include phosphate rock, diamonds and gemstones
France's Mineral resources
The coal deposits of northern France and the iron ore deposits in the east were important to the nation’s early industrialization.
However, France’s coal deposits have largely been depleted, and the low quality of French iron ore has lead to a sharp decline in domestic production. Deposits of petroleum and natural gas are small and largely tapped.
Today, France imports iron ore along with most other minerals important in industrial production. However, France remains a significant producer of uranium, a fuel used in nuclear reactors, and bauxite, from which aluminum is made.
While Europe is home to some of the world’s largest mining companies, it is not a major producer of metals. Certain countries, however, are major producers of particular metals, such as chromium, titanium, and silver.
Mineral Resources of Europe
Spain's mineral resources
Spain has abundant reserves of lead, uranium, tungsten, mercury, magnesite, fluorspar, gypsum, sepiolite, iron, nickel, crude oil and natural gas. The country’s significant mineral products in terms of value include copper, zinc, gold, steel, coal, cement and alumina.
Globally, Spain is:
•The third largest producer of gypsum.
•The sixth largest producer of fluorspar.
•The eighth largest producer of cement
The United Kingdom provides a great range of metals, fossil fuels and industrial minerals . Minerals that are found in Britain include coal, sand, gravel, slate, limestone, and brine, and silica, peat, gold and silver. Gas and oil are found in the North Sea from where the UK mines those two minerals.
Russia has a wide range of natural resources that include coal, natural gas, oil, rare earth elements, timber and strategic minerals.
Globally, the country has the following credits in natural resources:
•The second-largest producer of natural gas
•The eighth-largest crude oil reserves
•The third-largest exporter of primary aluminum and steel
•The world's largest natural gas reserves
•The world's leading oil producer
•The second-largest coal reserves in the world