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Finding the Mother Lode

Students engage in a paper treasure hunt to find a lode deposit of gold using the placer deposit concentrations of metals found in stream sediments. They use topographic maps and metal concentrations to assist them. Students discuss the distribution of minerals.

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9th - 12th
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Lesson Plans
1 day
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
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