MEC NewsMEC attended the USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, DC, April 6-8, 2018. Visitors to the MEC booth participated in hands-on activities while learning about mining safety, properties and uses of minerals.
Weekly Fun Fact: Coal is heated to high temperatures in a furnace to make what material used in steel production?Click for the answer to this week's fun fact!
Educational Resources DatabaseSearch K-12 educational resources on mining and minerals, including lessons and activities, presentations and handouts, audio/visual materials, low-cost supplemental materials, teacher guides and non-English language materials.
Mining in Society Merit BadgeFind a wide range of useful resources for the Mining In Society Merit Badge.
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.
Careers in MiningThere are hundreds of careers related to mining, from accountant to mining engineer to welder. Careers in mining offer the opportunity for world travel, good income and the chance to make a difference.
Newmont MiningThe MEC would like to thank Newmont Mining Corporation for their generous contributions. A leader in the gold mining industry, Newmont is a continuing supporter of mining and minerals K-12 education.