Mineral Identification - Marsha Harmon
Students can expect to collect rocks and minerals 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 ID as it applies to most locations. WNC specimens are not limited to and may include ruby, sapphire, smaragdite, gold, quartz, moonstone, feldspar and staurolite. Bagged lunches will be provided by the cafeteria. Occasionally with larger classes, students are asked to help with transportation and gas costs are reimbursed. Lab 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 a sluice mine.