Mineral Resources

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2017  Natural Resources in Vancouver Harbour Cruise Guidebook

MineralsEd

Guidebook from the Natural Resources in Vancouver Harbour Cruise field trip. 

A Chronology of Minerals Development in Canada

Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum

Extracted from the CIM 100th Anniversary Publication.

A Clear Look at Diamonds

Visual Capitalist

Infographic on diamonds.

A History of Mining and Mineral Exploration in Canada (NRCan)

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)

A report on the emergence of Canada's mineral industry and information on production, reserves, exploration results and outlook.

BC's Industrial Minerals

MineralsEd

Teaching resource on the indsutrial minerals mined in BC and how they are used in everyday items.

Canada-wide Mineral Production Statistics

NRCan

Up to date economic information on mining commodities in Canada.

Cassiar Gold Exploration Camp presentation

Bryan Farbridge (BCIT MMET)

Student presentation on his summer work season in the Cassiar Gold Exploration Camp.

NEW! Minerals in Your Home - Intermediate

MineralsEd

Activity book to help students learn about all the objects in their home made with mineral resources.

NEW! Minerals in Your Home - Primary

MineralsEd

Activity book to help students learn about all the objects in their home made with mineral resources.

Copper Mining

Asarco Mineral Discovery Centre (AZ)

Information on making copper, life with copper and a quiz.

Copper.org

Copper Development Association

Everything you have ever wanted to know about copper and the uses of this invaluable resource in our world.

Copper: The Essential Metal

Visual Capitalist

Infographic on copper.

Electrolytic Refining of Metals

Smart Learning for All

Youtube video illustrating the method of purifying metals using electrolysis.

Esto Viene De Una Mina

Placer Dome

Picture and activity book in Spanish on the everyday items made from mineral resources.

Every Day LiFE

Minnesota Iron

Youtube video illustrating how iron is used in many ways in our everyday lives.

Exploring Crystals

Exploring Earth

Website featuring videos and animations on how crystals grow.

Graphite: Driving Force behind Green Technology

Visual Capitalist

Infographic on graphite.

Green Uses of Minerals Table

MineralsEd

Information on how metals and minerals are essential to creating and using green technologies.

Heap Leaching

911 Metallurgy Corp.

Youtube video explaining the heap leaching process of extracting metals from ore.

Historique de l'Exploration Minérale et de l'Exploitation Miniere au Canada (RNCan)

NRCan

A report on the emergence of Canada's mineral industry and information on production, reserves, exploration results and outlook.

How It's Made - Coal

Discovery Channel

Youtube video illustrating how coal is mined, refined and used to generate electricity.

How It's Made - Copper

Discovery Channel

Youtube video illustrating how copper ore is mined, processed and refined into pure copper metal.

How It's Made - Crude Oil

Discovery Channel

Youtube video illustrating how crude oil is extracted.

How It's Made - Dinnerware

Discovery Channel

Youtube video illustrating how ceramic dinnerware is made from industrial minerals.

How It's Made - Fibreglass Insulation

Discovery Channel

Youtube video illustrating how fibreglass insulation is made from industrial minerals.

How It's Made - Graphite Pencils

Discovery Channel

Youtube video illustrating how pencil leads are made from the mineral graphite.

How It's Made - Granite

Discovery Channel

Youtube video illustrating dimension stone quarrying of granite.

How It's Made - Solar Salt

Discovery Channel

Youtube video illustrating how the salt is produced.

How Magnetic Separators Work

Edison Tech Centre

Youtube video showing magnetic separators at a mine, and explaining how they work.

Iron: The Core of the Developing World

Visual Capitalist

Infographic on iron.

It Comes from a Mine

Placer Dome

Picture and activity book on the everyday items made from mineral resources.

Les produits de la mine

Placer Dome

Picture and activity book in French on the everyday items made from mineral resources.

Magnetic Separation

Sully Science

Youtube video demonstration of basic magnetic separation.

Magnetite: The Future of Iron Ore

Visual Capitalist

Infographic on magnetite.

Manganese: Powering The Next Generation of Lithium-ion Batteries

Visual Capitalist

Infographic on manganese.

NEW! Minerals in Your Home - Intermediate

MineralsEd

Activity book to help students learn about all the objects in their home made with mineral resources.

NEW! Minerals in Your Home - Primary

MineralsEd

Activity book to help students learn about all the objects in their home made with mineral resources.

Mineral Processing Playlist

Various sources

Youtube playlist compiled by MineralsEd to show and explain various methods of mineral processing.

Mineralogy for Kids

Mineralogical Society of America

Webite for student research on minerals: mineral groups, mineral games, minerals in your home, all about crystals, the rock cycle.

Minerals and Their Uses

Science Views

Minerals and metals A-Z and ways they are used.

Minerals in Sport

USGS

Minerals used in sports.

Minerals in Your House

Mineralogical Society of America - Mineralogy 4 Kids

Interactive site to learn about minerals found in everyday objects

Minerals Mania

 MineralsEd

A creative, rock-themed story written and illustrated by Grade 5 students at Sacred Heart School in Delta, BC.

Mining Your iPhone

911 Metallurgist

Infographic on the minerals used to make an iPhone, and the importance of recycling electronics.

Nickel

Nickel Institute

Everything you have ever wanted to know about Ni and its uses

Nickel: Where Form Meets Function

Visual Capitalist

Infographic on nickel.

Olympic Minerals

Oresome Resources

Information about minerals in summer Olympic sports.

Ore to More

Kennecott Utah Copper

Dynamic 6-minute video depicting how we mine and process copper and the need of copper in our everyday lives.

http://elements.wlonk.com/Elements_Pics+Words_11x8.5.pdf

Science Alert

Colourful Periodic Table with an illustration for a familiar item made from the element. 

Proposed Heap Leach Process

GoGold Resources

Youtube video animation that illustrates a heap leaching facility at a mine site.

Purifying Copper

Fuse School

Youtube video illustrating the methods and techniques used to purify copper.

Search for a Hidden Resource

MineralsEd

Youtube video that explains the mineral exploration phase of the mine development cycle. 

Silver in Sports

Curiocity.ca

The use of silver in sports.

Steel: From Start to Finish

United States Steel Corporation

Youtube video showing how steel is produced.

Taurus Deposit Scoping Study

MineralsEd

An example of a mine development feasibility study by BCIT Mineral Exploration and Mining Technology Diploma students.

The Labrador Trough & Canada's New Iron Rush

Visual Capitalist

Infographic on the Labrador Trough.

The Learning Zone - Rocks and Minerals

Oxford Museum of Natural History

Interactive games to learn about rocks and minerals.

The Story of Stuff

Annie Leonard

A 20-minute animation of the consumerist society.

Tungsten: An Industrial Metal with Unstable Supply

Visual Capitalist

Infographic on tungsten.

Uranium 101

Cameco

Information on uranium including an animation that explains exploration, the mining process and how Ur is used to generate electricity.

Uses of Minerals in Sports

MineralsEd

Information on how metals and minerals are essential to all sorts of sport acitvities.

World of Minerals

Mineralogical Association of Canada

Website introducing minerals and related geological subjects.

Zinc

American Zinc Assocation

Everything you have ever wanted to know about zinc and its uses.

Zinc Oxide and You

Kentucky Fried Movie

Funny video on the importance of zinc in our daily lives.

Zinc - The Great Protector

MineralsEd

Youtube video illustrating the many uses of zinc in our everyday lives.