Ashwood Mining Co. acquired mineral rights for $15,000,000. The

Ashwood Mining Co. acquired mineral rights for $15,000,000. The mineral deposit is estimated at 120,000,000 tons. During the current year, 24,000,000 tons were mined and sold.

a. Determine the amount of depletion expense for the current year.

b. Journalize the adjusting entry to recognize the depletion expense.