Crude oil comes from below the earth's surface or deep below the ocean's bed. Crude oil is made of old animal bones from thousands of years of ago. Cosmetics, hand lotion, plastic, petroleum jelly, hand lotion, rubbing alcohol, and of course gasoline we use for our cars. Crude oil is a nonrenewable resource because it is not replenished. Crude oil is also harmful to the environment if it spills.
Minerals are used for multiple things. They are used to make cement, rubber, insulation, metal, as well as in our food for nutrients. Minerals help to strengthen our bones and help with nerves. Minerals are considered nonrenewable because they take tens of thousands to millions of years to form and we are using minerals much faster than they are forming.
Natural gas is colorless, shapeless and odorless, it accounts for about 23.8% of our energy. Many people use natural gas to cook, heat their house, dry their clothes etc. The main ingredient in natural gas is methane. Natural gas is a type of fossil fuel and can not replenish itself as fast as we are consuming it.
The most significant use of coal today is for electricity, steel production, cement manufacturing, and a liquid fuel. Coal comes ancient plants and trees that grew in great swampy jungles, in warm moist climates.
Uranium also known as nuclear energy is usually in the form of heavy metal, that naturally occurs in most rocks, soil, and ocean. Most nuclear power plants use uranium for fuel. Uranium can also be used to build nuclear weapons. Nuclear power plants are carefully watched and prohibited from making such weapons. Uranium can be found in radioactive isotopes for Xrays when diagnosing.