Move Mining Next Gen – Vote for Your Favorite Video for People’s Choice!It's time to vote for your favorite submission of student videos showing how important mining and minerals are in our lives. The vote determines the winner of the People's Choice. Voting ends February 14, 2019. The videos can be found on www.MoveMiningNextGen.org.
Weekly Fun Fact: What provides the carbon that is used to separate iron from iron oxide for making steel?Click for the answer to this week's fun fact!
MEC NewsMEC attends three NSTA area conferences annually, giving out hundreds of free mineral kits to teachers. Check out this year's events!
Earth Science WeekOctober 14-20, 2018 is Earth Science Week (ESW). Sponsored by the American Geosciences Institute (AGI), ESW promotes geosciences in the K-12 classroom. This year, MEC’s new “From Quarry To Crop” resources are highlighted in the ESW Toolkit.
Mining in Society Merit BadgeFind a wide range of useful resources for the Mining In Society Merit Badge.
Periodic Table of the ElementsThe interactive Periodic Table of the Elements lets you click on an element to learn its history, description, benefits, sources and biological rating.
Mineral Resources DatabaseLearn about many minerals, their properties, mining information, and uses. This database contains: minerals and ores of specific elements; individual, highlighted minerals; a limited number of rocks; and a few, key industrial materials for reference.
2018 Mineral BabyDid you know the average American uses more than three million pounds of minerals, metals and fuels in his or her lifetime? The 2018 Mineral Baby illustrates the important work of the mining industry to support our daily lives.