3 Define mineral resources Mineral resources are inorganic substances that were formed by the Earth’s geological process. They are nonrenewable resources.Define nonrenewableNonrenewable means they can not be replaced by nature once they are taken from the environment.
4 List examples of mineral resources Oil – plants that decayed millions of years ago create oil used today.Natural gas – is used today as a source of energy for homes and industrySalt – During the Civil War an underground salt deposit was discovered on Avery Island.Sulphur – The town of Sulphur, in Calcasieu Parish was developed around this industry. Port Sulphur, in Plaquemines Parish was also named because of the its sulphur industry.Lignite – Brownish-black coal – found in DeSoto Parish.
5 Define biological resources Biological resources are plants and animals. They are renewable.Define renewableRenewable means they can replenish themselves over time.
6 List examples of biological resources Forest – Trees are Louisiana’s second largest income producer.Pulpwood – smaller softer trees shredded into pulp- later made into paperWildlife – hunting wildlife is a source of food. It is generates millions of dollars each year for the Louisiana economySelling of furs, hunting of wild animals such as turkey, dove, or quail, etc.Fish – some people fish for fun while others make a living from fishingShrimp, oyster, crabs, crawfish, tuna, redfish, etc.
7 Define labor unionsLabor Unions are groups of workers organized to demand fair pay and safe working conditions.