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The following is a list of materials and resources that are exclusively produced or distributed by MineralsEd. Each links takes you to a full description of the resource and complementary downloadable materials. If you are interested in ordering any of these resources, please download and fill out this electronic ORDER FORM and e-mail it to or print and fax to 604-681-5305.

Please note: if payment is applicable to your order, it cannot be shipped until payment is received. Payment can be made by credit card (phone 604-682-5477) OR mail a cheque payable to MREPBC. Address: MineralsEd, 900 - 808 West Hastings St., Vancouver, BC V6C 2X4.

Free:
Mining in BC Bookmarks (Sept. 2016, temporarily out of stock)
Mining in BC Poster
Collection of Posters
I am an Exploration Geologist Colouring Book
I am an Environmental Scientist Colouring Book
Ground Rules DVD
Rock Star 101 - Introduction to Rocks
Green Uses of Minerals
Uses of Minerals in Sports

Purchase:
MineralsEd-Developed Video Compilation (DVD)
MineralsEd Mineral Resources Development Video Compilation (DVD)
Earth Science 11/Geology 12 Resource Unit CD
Rocks Music by Joan Corner
Science in a Bag! Mineralogy
Science of Mining Experiment Materials
Sustainable Resources 11 & 12 Support Package


Mining in BC Bookmarks
MineralsEd's Mining in BC Bookmark is produced in full-colour and laminated for durability. One side shows a map of BC with the locations of operating metal and coal mines and smelters with information on their main mineral products and common uses. The other side shows a loaded haul truck and photos of many of the everyday items that are made of mineral products. The bookmark also lists several websites that provide current information on the minerals industry in BC (The bookmark is die cut around the top of the haul truck, too!). You can see the bookmark here (pdf) or order a free class set from MineralsEd.

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Mining in BC Poster
MineralsEd has produced a full-colour Mining in BC Poster (24"x 30") showing the locations of mining operations in BC. Utilizing data from the BC Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources and Natural Resources Canada, the poster offers a snapshot of all major, and some minor, industrial mineral, metal and coal producers in the province. Supplementary teaching materials related to industrial minerals operations, their products and unique uses have also been developed to complement the poster. Together, these resources help build understanding of this economically important, and commonly under appreciated sector in the minerals industry. This poster can be downloaded as a pdf, free of charge, or you can order a free paper copy for your classroom. Our new interactive map version is also available from our BC's Mineral Resources section.

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Collection of Posters
Along with MineralsEd-produced, full-colour Mining in BC Poster, this compilation of free posters distributed by MineralsEd includes the Mineralogical Association of Canada's (MAC) Minerals of Canada poster, PDAC's From Northern Lights to Urban Trails and Cutting Edge posters, and NRCan/GSC's Northern Geological Landscapes Highway Map (only included for those teaching Gr. 7 and up). You will get one copy of each poster. Most of these resources are in both English and French.

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I am an Exploration Geologist Colouring Book
MineralsEd, in partnership with the Association for Mineral Exploration BC and Goldcorp, developed an educational colouring book to help primary students understand what an exploration geologist does. The colouring book follows the story of three exploration geologists - George, Sophie, and Fred - from their homes to a fly-in camp and includes student activities for mapping, rock classification, and vocabulary. The story is also available for reading in our Early Elementary book library.

Teachers may order a single copy of the colouring book free of charge, or order sets at the cost of $0.50 per copy to cover shipping and handling charges. Class sets of up to 100 copies may also be picked up from the MineralsEd office in downtown Vancouver free of charge. Please contact MineralsEd for more information at or 604-682-5477.

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I am an Environmental Scientist Colouring Book
MineralsEd, in partnership with Golder Associates, developed an educational colouring book to help primary students understand what an environmental scientist does. The colouring book follows a team of environmental scientists on their journey to help Fred and George get approval for constructing a mine. The story shows the jobs and tasks of these scientists as the mine site goes through the stages of approval and construction, on to reclamation. It includes student activities, games, and vocabulary. The story is also available for reading in our Early Elementary book library.

Teachers may order a single copy of the colouring book free of charge, or order sets at the cost of $0.75 per copy to cover shipping and handling charges. Class sets of up to 100 copies may also be picked up from the MineralsEd office in downtown Vancouver free of charge. Please contact MineralsEd for more information at or 604-682-5477.

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Ground Rules DVD
Caterpillar's newest downloadable mining education film and materials is distributed by MineralsEd, at no charge, for use in middle school and high school curriculums. Over 70 new lesson plans and activities have been professionally developed for use in your classroom. Order a free copy of the DVD (english only) from MineralsEd. To download lesson plans or watch the film in other languages, go to Mining CAT's Educational Page.

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Rock Star 101 - Introduction to Rocks
This image-packed presentation, developed by MineralsEd, is an introduction to the rock cycle,the different rock types and basic geological processes. It features a rock quiz which you can use with your students and it is available in easy to project PDF format. You can now download the Rock Star 101 presentation.

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Green Uses of Minerals
This table was developed using the original information in AMEBC 2009 Calendar that featured the Green Uses of Minerals in everyday life. MineralsEd has simplified this resource for use in the classroom and has added reference links to guide preliminary research about these minerals. You can download the Green Uses of Minerals table which was also featured in our Winter 2010 Newsletter.

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Uses of Minerals in Sports
This table was developed using the original information in AMEBC 2010 Calendar that featured the Uses of Minerals in Sports. MineralsEd has simplified this resource for use in the classroom and has added reference links to guide preliminary research about these minerals. You can download the Uses of Minerals in Sports table which was also featured in our Winter 2011 Newsletter.

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MineralsEd-Developed Video Compilation (DVD) -- $25.00
This single DVD includes all classroom videos developed by MineralsEd:
Rocks & Dirt Just Aren't My Thing.... Or Are They? - 21 min
This MineralsEd produced video (2000) explores the mining process through the eyes of two students initially naive to the importance of minerals in their daily lives. They are introduced to the complete mining process from exploration to reclamation, including the roles of transportation and finance. The activity booklet for intermediate level students includes cloze activities, puzzles, mineral use game, art enlargement and other worksheets.
Careers in the Minerals Industry - 14 min
This MineralsEd produced video (1996) addresses career opportunities in the industry. It shows people in a wide variety of occupations that are involved in all aspects of mine development and operation, in corporate head offices, and in the mining supply and service sectors. The video may be used at all grade levels. The companion binder provides additional information on careers, training and earnings, and together with the video was developed as resource for secondary level students. Please note: This video can be viewed in its entirety on-line by clicking here.
Digging For Answers: Students Investigate Minesite Reclamation - 14 min
This MineralsEd produced video (1998) addresses environmental issues around mining in BC: water quality, acid rock drainage, reclamation and wildlife habitat. Secondary students find answers to their questions about the environmental impacts of mining by visiting five mine sites, a mining company head office and the provincial ministry. The video may be used at all grade levels. The supplementary folio was developed with the video to accompany the secondary social studies and science MineralsEd Resource Units.
Mining Technology*: A Natural Sciences and Engineering Technology Diploma Program at BCIT - 16 min
This MineralsEd video (2004) looks at BCIT's 2-year Mining and Mineral Exploration Technology diploma program through candid interviews with students, instructors, and employers. It is a great career resource for secondary students interested in geology, physical sciences, engineering, and a host of other disciplines who want to work in a non-traditional field.
* In 2008 the program name was changed to Mining and Mineral Exploration Technology.

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MineralsEd Mineral Resources Development Video Compilation (DVD) -- $25.00
This single DVD includes seven industry videos:
Sustaining the Future
It examines the complete mining and milling processes involved in open pit mining at the Highland Valley Copper mine near Logan Lake, BC. It offers superb images of the pit, blasting, trucking, crushing, and milling. Operations are explained in the context of the environmental plan the mine has designed to ensure sustainable land use after mining has ceased.
Beneath the Surface
It highlights Myra Falls underground zinc/copper mine in Strathcona Provincial Park on Vancouver Island. It takes the viewer underground to observe mining operations, then back up to the surface to see how ore is processed in the mill. It also presents the water treatment system, and unique circumstances of this mine operating in a park.
Coal: Fueling the Future
It investigates coal - how it is formed, how it is mined, its historical uses, its current uses, and its importance to the Canadian economy. It also includes discussions of the environmental impacts of burning coal and how to minimize pollution.
Elk Valley Coal
It provides a brief overview of the Elk Valley Corporation, which operates a string of coal mines in Southeastern BC.
Quinsam Coal
It introduces the underground coal mining operation on Vancouver Island.
Search for a Hidden Resource
It introduces methods of mineral exploration - regional prospecting, soil sampling, exploration camps, geophysical surveys, trenching and drilling are explained in the context of progressive stages of exploration. Regulation of mineral claims and land reclamation are also discussed.
Zinc - The Great Protector
It uncovers everything about zinc that you may not have known before: where it comes from, how it is processed, and how it is used in galvanizing, die casting, zinc oxide and rolled zinc products.

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Earth Science 11/Geology 12 Resource Unit CD -- $10.00
This resource unit binder compiles group and individual activities that reinforce a range of topics taught in these courses. It offers creative ways for students to learn when they are up and out of their seats, as well as a variety of conventional lab exercises. The instructional binder is also complemented by a Test Question Database of 3000 questions originally developed for the Geology 12 provincial exam. These questions can assist teachers in preparing quizzes, exams and unit tests. The questions (multiple choice, open ended, matching and true/false) have been keyed, named and classified by subject and cognitive level so that test items, or groups of test items can be searched for and selected. The database is in MS Word format. The $10 charge is for shipping & handling only.

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Rocks Music by Joan Corner (2 CDs) -- $20.00
Rocks, by Joan Corner, is a music-based, integrated teaching unit with a creative, fun-filled approach to helping children learn about rocks and minerals! This is a 2 CD set. CD-1 holds the Rocks instructional binder and Crystal's Courage readers' theatre, both in PDF format. CD-2 holds six, wonderfully informative, original and easy-to- sing songs, plus a mineral Identification Rap, as well as instrumental versions of each song. For more information or to listen to sample clips, go to our main Rocks Music page.

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Science in a Bag! Mineralogy -- $30.00
This science kit gives elementary students hands-on activities that allow them to explore the properties of minerals (which make up rocks) and develop a geologic vocabulary. Mineral properties investigated include colour, lustre, streak, hardness, specific gravity and cleavage/fracture. The kit includes 24 information and activity "cards" (four for each property), 18 minerals selected to display a range of each property, one streak plate, and teacher information on minerals and how to check their properties. It is intended for primary grade students and is available in French!

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Science of Mining Experiment Materials -- $50.00
This extensive kit pairs with the activities from the lesson plans in the Science of Mining - A Resource Unit binder.
The kit includes -

Hand samples:
azurite (4x), molybdenite (4x), chalcopyrite (4x), magnetite (4x), bornite (4x), malachite (4x), bituminous coal (1x), lignite (1x), anthracite (1x), copper concentrate (1x), zinc assay disc (1x), steel grinding ball (1x), drill core (1x).

Experiment Materials:
froth flotation (molybdenum concentrate, tygon tubing, airstones and a set of pipettes), density separation (magnetite and pumice), poster building activity utilizing various form of copper (concentrated, wire, chalcopyrite), Electroplating: Aluminum sheets, ALCAN aluminum kit.

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Sustainable Resources 11 & 12 Support Package -- $25.00
This package contains a variety of print and AV materials that support the Sustainable Resources 11-12 curriculum.

Some of the items in the package:

Books: Mining Explained (Northern Miner); Mining Careers (CTEM guidebook).

Videos on DVD: 1) Mineral Resources Development Video Compilation DVD; 2) MineralsEd-Developed Video Compilation; 3) Ground Rules (Caterpillar)

Posters: Mining in BC (MineralsEd); Surface Mining, Underground Mining, Concentrating and Smelting (NRCan); The Genesis of Cyberchat and The Origins of Rock (Mining Works);Minerals Across Canada (MAC); From Northern Lights..., Power to the People, and Cutting Edge...(Mining Matters)

Pamphlets/Booklets: Aluminum Production and Transformation; Geological Landscapes Highway Map of Northern BC and Geological Landscapes Highway Map of Southern BC (BC MEM and GSC); Careers in the Minerals Industry (MineralsEd); What Metals and Minerals Mean to Canadians (NRCan); Report on Mining in British Columbia Highlights (current, PriceWaterhouseCoopers); Principle Mineral Areas of Canada MAP 900A (NRCAN); Explore for More BC folio (MiHR); Mining Builds Communities (MABC's infographic booklet); Information Pamphlets on Jade, Coal, Molybdenum and Copper (BCMEM)

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