Humans managed to erase themselves from existence, taking a large part of Earth's higher mammals (apes, cats, dogs etc) with them. Millions of years later, the biosphere has recovered and biodiversity increased rapidly. Surviving smaller mammals evolved into larger and more intelligent creatures. One of the new species has unique characteristics allowing them to control fire, understand abstractions and communicate them to fellow individuals.
Let's say it's 30 million years after the extinction of humans. What kind of technical civilization will the new species be able to create with previously existing fossil fuels depleted by homo sapiens and all of the easily accessible surface ores extracted? What kind of resources will be available?
After 30 million years, some new oil and gas deposits have already formed. New coal deposits have only just started to form and are minimal.
What is left of the human cities now? Cities contained substantial amounts of metal (rebars, wiring etc). Can we assume new ores have been formed from these metals?
What about leftovers of the old nuclear reactors/missile silos? Any other resources for future Edisons to work with?