Mineral Identification I - 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.
Lab fee: $35 covers everything except a rock hammer, wading boots or water shoes, an old towel, entry into
a museum $7 and a $5 bucket from the sluice mine.
Estimated Material costs: No additional material cost.
Prerequisites: You must be able to climb a hill (at a 30 degree incline for 150 ft.), wade across streams (up to 3 ft. deep) and get really dirty, while having lots of fun!