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Yellowknife students given crash course in mining

Mining matters.

Last week, North Slave teachers and students learned about rocks, minerals and exploration.

A team from Mining Matters, the GNWT and TerraX Minerals gave a four-day school program. This included field trips last Friday and Saturday on the Ranney Hill Trail.

The Trail is a historical piece of land that dates back to the uncovering of the Yellowknife Gold Belt.

French Program Coordinator, Julie Lepine, said the treks were just as interesting as expected.

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We discovered rocks and minerals,” said Lepine. “We talked about the mining cycle and the reclamation mining. We did a lot of hands on activities.

We wanted to cover all of the foundation knowledge to make sure the students were coming away with a new hobby that they could potentially turn into a career.”

The program is meant to create both awareness and excitement for learning about the geology that surrounds us.

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