Quiz on Volcanic Minerals

1. On a daily basis, most of us use the following metals mined, at least in part, from volcanic ore deposits: 

_Aluminum

_Zinc

_Copper and Lead

_Nickel

_All of the Above


 

2. Which of these economic materials are found in kimberlite pipes:

_Aluminum

_Gold

_Copper, Lead, Zinc

_Diamonds

_Nickel

 

 

3. Which of these economic materials are formed by hydrothermal fluids at submarine volcanoes:

_Aluminum

_Gold

_Copper, Lead, Zinc

_Diamonds

_Nickel


 

4. Which of these economic materials can be produced by deep weathering of basalt:

_Aluminum

_Gold

_Copper, Lead, Zinc

_Diamonds

_Nickel


 

5. Which of these economic materials are found in komatiite lava flows:

_Aluminum

_Gold

_Copper, Lead, Zinc

_Diamonds

_Nickel


 

6. Porphyry deposits are found in:

_Extensive Lava Tube Systems

_The Eroded Plumbing Systems of Volcanoes

_Ophiolites

_Kimberlite Pipes

_Grand Forks, North Dakota (home of the fighting Sioux!)

 

 

7. Diamonds form under the following conditions:

_pressure and temperatures similar to the Earth's surface

_pressure 60 times greater than the surface and a temperature of about 150 C

_pressure 60,000 times greater than the surface and a temperature of about 1500 C

_pressure and temperatures similar to the Earth's core


 

8. As a nest-egg for your retirement would it be best to have a kilogram of:

_Aluminum

_Gold

_Copper

_Diamonds