Help your students learn about the classification and identification of minerals and rocks with a truly hands-on adventure that takes place right at your school thanks to Diamond Del Gem Mining of Florida! Students begin their Gem Mining Adventure with a 16-minute video that presents all of the minerals students can find in the mine and instructs students about what they will do during this Gem Mining Experience. Students will also learn about how rocks and minerals are formed and the difference between the two. After the video, students come out to the mine for a 30-minute mining session. During this session, each student will discover stones from mining through a sluicing process. Each student is guaranteed to find a diverse collection of rocks and minerals which will include all of the primary benchmark contents required by the state as well as other minerals. After the hand-on mining experience, students will return to the classroom to learn how to classify and identify their collections by examining the physical properties.
We can see up to 40 students in each 30-minute mining session. 15 minutes is needed between each session to prepare for the next group of students. Exploration cost includes a collection of gems and minerals from around the world for each student to take home.
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