This fact sheet from the U.S. Geological Survey shows ore minerals that are sources of mineral commodities used to make cell phones and a map of the countries that produce some of these minerals.
This Mining Fact Sheet summarizes major mining and mineral processing tools and techniques and highlights critical metals.
This Mineral Resources Fact Sheet discusses some of today’s important mineral and mining topics such as minerals in your diet, industrial and construction minerals, minerals in green technology, artisanal mining and conflicts and efforts to address these.
Information, a glossary, and activities on finding, identifying, and extracting mineral resources used in our everyday lives.
Conduct learning activities all about mining, processing ore, and the properties, chemistry and importance of minerals and their uses. There are 85 lessons in the list, and the table can be sorted by Activity or Grade Level. Note the activities are correlated with older Nevada State Standards. Activities are listed according to grades, K-12, with a good distribution of represented grades.
Learn about the aggregate industry and explore problems, concerns, and solutions through a group activity. Activity is from Mining Matters (Canada).
75 lesson plans, appropriate for grades 6-12, exploring mining, ore processing, geology, and minerals in everyday life, available in English and Spanish, enhance the video.
Embark on a 23-minute tour across almost every continent where people are working to produce the minerals on which our modern world depends. The film, from Caterpillar and Science North, is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French, plus English with Chinese subtitles.
A – L Rocks/Minerals Bookmark poster (23” x 32 ½”)
M – Z Rocks/Minerals Bookmark poster (23” x 32 ½”)
Each 23” x 32 ½” poster shows 40 common rocks & minerals. Each bookmark shows one rock/mineral with picture, uses and characteristics. Cut to separate. Can be laminated after cut. 2 – 23” x 32 ½” posters
A combination of two posters on a single sheet. Each poster is 16” x 23”. Cut to separate.
Poster 1: Everything We Use Comes From Our Natural Resources. Every day, minerals are at work in products we all use. Minerals are in paper and pencils, in toothpaste and baby powder, in televisions and airplanes. A great wall poster to emphasize that everything comes from our natural resources.
Poster 2: Rock Odyssey. Helps students learn about the three major types of rocks (sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic) and how rocks are formed.
2 – 16” x 23” posters, total poster size 23″ x 32″