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Title: The Life Cycle of a Mineral Deposit-A Teacher's Guide for Hands-On Mineral Education Activities
Url: https://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/2005/17/
Creator: Assmus, Ken
Frank, David (David Gerard)
Galloway, John P.
Publisher: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Description: What's a mineral deposit? How is it formed? These and many other questions are answered between the pages of this useful and informative teacher's guide dealing with the life cycle of a mineral deposit. This 40-page guide was written by Dave Frank, John Galloway, and Ken Assmus and published first in 2005. Created under the auspices and direction of the US Geological Survey, the guide covers topics like the use of mineral resources in everyday life, and how minerals are mined. Within the guide, teachers can also make use of ten different activity-based learning exercises that can be used to educate students on basic geologic concepts and the processes of finding and identifying resources from any given mineral deposit. The guide is rounded out by the inclusion of an appendix of key terms.
LC Classification: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Folklore -- By subject -- Nature -- Animals, plants, and minerals -- Minerals and rocks. Folklore of stones
Science -- Geology -- Mineralogy
Science -- Geology -- Mineralogy -- Descriptive mineralogy
Science -- Geology -- Mineralogy -- Study and teaching. Research
Technology -- Mining engineering. Metallurgy -- Mining engineering. Metallurgy -- Mineral deposits. Metallic ore deposits
GEM Subject: Science
Science -- Earth science
Science -- Instructional issues
Science -- Geology
Key Concept: Geology -- Minerals
Date Issued: 2005
Resource Type: Reference Material
Audio/Visual -- Graph
Instructional Material
Instructional Material -- Lesson/Lesson Plan
Instructional Material -- Instructor Guide/Manual
Format: Document -- PDF
Audience: Educator
Education Level: High School
Middle School
Higher Education -- Undergraduate (Lower Division)
Higher Education -- Technical Education (Upper Division)
Higher Education -- Technical Education (Lower Division)
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
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