Explain the relationship between atoms, elements, minerals and rocks: Atoms of elements such as oxygen and silicon will form minerals. Minerals are homogeneous and form from only one compound, rocks form from combinations of minerals. 1. Continental light in color, silie minerals, carbonates.
Nonrenewable energy resources include coal, natural gas, oil, and nuclear energy. Once these resources are used up, they cannot be replaced, which is a major problem for humanity as we are currently dependent on them to supply most of our energy needs.