Yellowknife students given crash course in mining

A core showing signs of gold deposits.
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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.

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

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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