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Natural Resources during the Industrial Revolution

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Jacob Simmons

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Natural Resources During the Industrial Revolution.
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Natural Resources during the Industrial Revolution
The beginning of the large scale mining for coal began during the industrial revolution. Coal was the main source of energy for industry and transportation in industrial areas from the 1800's through the 1950's. Sir Humphrey Davy's invention of a safety lamp in 1815 made it easier for miners so they wouldn't have to have open flames while mining for coal

amount of coal used from 1700 up to 1900
1700 : 2.7 million tonnes
1750 : 4.7 million tonnes
1800 : 10 million tonnes
1850 : 50 million tonnes
1900 : 250 million tonnes

Common ways that miners could die
falling down a mine shaft on the way down to the mine
falling out of the bucket bringing them up after a shift
being hit by freshly dug coal
falling down a mine shaft as the mine car was lifting up
drowning in the mine
being crushed to death
killed by explosions (gas and TNT)
suffocation by poisonous gas
being run over by a tram

Oil was an important part of the industrial revolution. It was used for electricity, compared to the coal that was used mostly for heating and light. The problem with the oil, was that the most common way to get it was from whales. Oil was tied close to coal, both being used for similar purposes, including transportation. Transportation was important during the revolution, linking towns together, and making it easier to jump from town to town.
OIL - people
The Haymill brothers thought they could find oil underground. They had a mine and a machine. In two months, they found oil. They got rich and everyone used oil that was from the ground and not from whales. This helped to keep the population of whales up, and also increase the amount of oil produced.

Timber was important in the industrial revolution, along with oil and coal. Timber brought a different aspect to that era. It was able to be used for building, and heat. Timber was used in factories and in farms, also households that couldn't afford coal could use timber (trees) to heat their houses. King Richard III demanded timber for its resources; But he was careful to conserve it because he knew how important it was.
Great Britain imported timber from the Baltic region, and later the United States. Great Britain had famous oak trees, named british oaks. These trees were used to form the backbone of many industries, including the ship building industry.
Iron was essential for creating the new machinery at the beginning of the industrial revolution. Iron used to improve machines and tools, and to build bridges and ships. Great Britain had large deposits of iron ore which improved Great Britain's machinery. In 1709, a revolution in iron-making occurred when an iron-maker named Darby succeeded in using coke to smelt iron. Coke was a high carbon, combustible fuel source made from coal and could be used interchangeably with coal. both with their ups and downs.
Created by:
Jacob Simmons
Rose Wolfgram
Zack "Doughnut"
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