This Mining Fact Sheet summarizes major mining and mineral processing tools and techniques and highlights critical metals.
Topic: Other Industrial Minerals
Mineral Resources Fact Sheet
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.
Industrial Minerals Poster
Industrial Minerals are non-metallic, non-fuel minerals that are used in everything from cosmetics to pharmaceuticals. The front of the poster depicts 12 common industrial minerals and some of the important ways in which they are used. The back of the poster contains a map of industrial mineral producing areas of the United States, mine examples and three simple hands-on activities for testing mineral properties in the classroom. 36” x 24” 2-sided poster created in collaboration with the Industrial Minerals Association of North America.
The Life Cycle of a Mineral Deposit – A Teacher’s Guide for Hands-on Mineral Education Activities
Information, a glossary, and activities on finding, identifying, and extracting mineral resources used in our everyday lives.
Diamonds Educator Guide
Students will gain a greater understanding of diamond mineralogy, geology, discovery, mining and processing through these materials from Mining Matters (Canada) developed in collaboration with Science North for a temporary exhibition.
Ground Rules: Mining Right for a Sustainable Future Lesson Plans
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.
Ground Rules: Mining Right for a Sustainable Future 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.
Rocks/Minerals Bookmark Posters
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
Laminated Mineral Bookmarks
The full-color rocks, minerals, metals and elements bookmark set features 40 mineral commodities with photos, information, everyday uses, and classification guides. Each bookmark has information printed on front and back. The 40 individual bookmarks are laminated, packaged into complete sets, and are ready for classroom use.
Mining 101 Presentation
Mining 101 is a 66-slide PowerPoint presentation, created as a teaching tool for your classroom. Divided into three sections, the lessons can be taught in 2 – 3 days. The lessons have been created for grades 5 – 12, but can be adapted to any grade or age. By utilizing the extension activities and related MEC resources (listed in the presentation), the possibilities are endless!