Jobs of Tomorrow Videos

The new SME series, Jobs of Tomorrow, shares more reasons why mining should be the career of the future. Each episode features a different aspect of the mining and minerals industry along with the jobs that bring it together.

Thanks to sponsor companies Freeport-McMoRan, Luck Stone, Copper Mountain Mining Corp, and Komatsu for sharing your stories and industry perspectives.  Supported by Brooks & Nelson.

Make Mine ESG – MICRO LEARNING (2:55)

Mining has evolved and is at the forefront of sustainable business practices, making sure we’re conserving what we need for future development. Find out more about this in this micro learning.

Make Mine ESG (22:32)

Mining is an industry that gets a bad rap. It’s certainly not top of mind when it comes to sustainability and that’s definitely not helped by how it’s portrayed in the public. But we’re in the 21st Century and like most industries, mining has evolved. Learn more about how mining is not just digging holes anymore.

Community Relations:  What’s Mine is Yours (23:39)

The local community is not all the same and neither is their relationship with the mining company. By initiating open, transparent, and sometimes challenging conversations, mining companies are identifying meaningful ways to involve and give back to the communities they work in. Teams of people are working with stakeholders – both internal and external – to develop strategies for modern mining projects. Community relations often include ESG-related initiatives that are critical to measuring the ethical and sustainable impact of a company on a local area. Learn more about how community relations is building a bridge to ensure responsible mining in this Jobs of Tomorrow episode.

 

 

 

 

 

Education GeoSource

The Education GeoSource database has thousands of free resources, from lessons to outreach and teacher professional development, for use in classrooms, scout programs, or at home.

Where’s That Mine of Mine?

Through discussion and an assignment requiring research and analytical thinking, students will gain an understanding of modern mining, society’s reliance on the industry, and some of the challenges faced by modern mining professionals. Students will also be exposed to examples of the many professional disciplines on which the industry relies.

The assignment in this lesson challenges students to consider factors affecting where new mines might be developed.

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Exploring Coal

A multi-disciplinary unit that addresses the science behind coal and how it is used for energy and industry. Hands-on, critical thinking and laboratory exercises expose secondary students to coal formation, coal mining, reclamation of lands, uses of coal, electricity generation, and the advantages and disadvantages of utilizing coal. 116 pages.  Find related curricula at www.need.org.

A World of Minerals in Your Mobile Device

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.

Reclaiming a Mine Site

Build a model reclaimed landscape in a plastic tub and observe and compare the growth of vegetation on one of eight model landscapes to learn that specific conditions are needed to re-vegetate reclaimed mine sites. This MEC page from the 2016 AGI Earth Science Week Calendar was created with permission from Caterpillar. To view the Caterpillar Ground Rules video and access the accompanying 75-activity guide go here.

Mining Fact Sheet

This Mining Fact Sheet summarizes major mining and mineral processing tools and techniques and highlights critical metals.

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.