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Mineral Identification - Marsha Harmon
Students can expect to collect rocks in nature 4 full days, observe wonderful area museums, work a sluice mine, learn to pan gold in the stream, and learn the basics of mineral identification as it applies to most locations. WNC specimens are not limited to but include ruby, sapphire, garnets, smaragdite, gold, quartz, moonstone, feldspar and staurolite. Bagged lunches will be provided by the cafeteria. Larger classes may require additional transportation at which time gas will be paid for by the class. Class fee covers everything except a rock hammer, wading boots or water shoes, an old towel, entry into a museum $9 and a $10 bucket from the sluice mine. Contact Marsha with any questions at: monaleaf28734@gmail.com or 828-369-7262.

Lab Fee: $50.00
Estimated Materials Cost: 0
Consumables Fee: $0.00
Prerequisites: You must be able to climb a hill (at a 45 degree incline for 150 ft), wade across streams (up to 30 inches deep) and get really dirty, while having lots of fun!

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Mineral Identification - Scott Forward
Wondering what that rock you picked on vacation might be? Do you enjoy the thrill of finding a jewel laying on the ground? This class will start you on your journey into mineral identification. field trips and encourage hands-on experiences to help you identify your finds. Be sure to bring old clothes, shoes and boots for outings. The only other items you will want to bring with you are a rock hammer, sharp eye and your enthusiasm. Lab fee covers travel expenses, handouts, miscellaneous supplies, color copies, tools and a notebook.

Lab Fee: $100.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Consumables Fee: $0.00
Prerequisites: None

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