21st Century
Mining for
K-12 Educators

Online Component

The online component of All About Mining is free and consists of prerecorded lectures; each lecture is followed by a short quiz. In general, the topics covered include:
  • Basic Geology and Exploration : Finding the Minerals
  • Mining Methods : Recovering the Minerals from the Ground
  • Mineral Processing : Recovering the Metals from the Rock
  • The Processing and Use of Minerals and Metals 
  • Environmental Protection in the Mining Industry
  • Renewable Uses and Alternative Sources of Minerals and Energy
  • Mineral Industry Economics
  • Resources for Information on Minerals, Mining and Energy
  • The Future of Mining
Each topic has several lectures associated with it, with each delving into more detailed information as the participant progresses through the course.