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Nevada Mining is dedicated to the better education of our nation's youth. The industry is actively engaged in many educational programs such as scholarships, educational mineral workshops for teachers, classroom presentations, career fairs and many other earth science programs.

On these pages, you will find fun, educational activities for the classroom and the entire family. Learn how mining is important in our everyday lives.

If it isn't grown, It has to be mined!

There is an enormous demand for the metals and minerals mined in Nevada. Over the course of a lifetime, every American baby born will need:

  • 969 lbs. Copper
  • 1.53 Troy oz. Gold
  • 12,132 lbs. Clays
  • 31,577 lbs. Salt
  • 40,053 lbs. Cement
  • 1.09 million lbs. Stone, sand & gravel

Source: Minerals Education Coalition

Annual Teacher Workshops

The Nevada Mining Association and Nevada Division of Minerals hold two earth science workshops a year, one in southern Nevada and one in northern Nevada. The goal of these workshops is to educate active K-12 Nevada teachers about the earth sciences, the importance of mined materials, and the role that mining plays in our lives. Through the classroom materials and lessons provided in the workshop, teachers will have the tools to provide accurate, standards-based science education to their students.

The workshops are designed so that participants will:

  • Receive and share information to increase their knowledge of the earth sciences.
  • Analyze information to develop lesson plans appropriate to their grade levels.
  • Understand the importance of mining and the minerals industry in today’s society.

Teachers can receive University credit or Professional Development credit for attending the workshop.

You can get more information on each workshop by using the buttons on the left, Choose Northern for Reno-Elko and Southern for Las Vegas-Henderson.


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