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16.1 Mineral Resources

In this section you will find materials that support the implementation of 16.1: Mineral Resources. Use the navigation below to find the materials.

Section Materials


Visions of Earth, by AGI
A four-DVD set on interactions in Earth systems.

Minerals Page, by USGS
This site has links to mineral resources throughout different parts of the country.

The Mineralogical Society of America (MSA)
This web site has a number of online teaching resources on minerals. These include: Ask a Mineralogist, Rock and Mineral Identification Keys and a Crystal Structure Database.

The Arizona Mining Association
This web site has its teacher resources online.

The Mineral Information Institute
This web site has downloadable packets of teaching materials (as well as posters and videos).

Mineralogy Database
This mineral database contains 4,442 individual mineral species descriptions with links and a comprehensive image library.

Properties of Natural Materials, by by Giles Edkins
Follow this link to learn more about the human use of materials, as well as the properties of these materials that makes them suitable tools

Stone Age Reference Collection, by University of Oslo, Norway
Visit this online resource for information on the Stone Age typology, technology, and raw materials.

  • Raw Materials
    Explore the different types of rocks used in the Stone Age and their properties

The First Miners, by University of California
This web page provides information on the first Stone Age miners and traders.

The Bronze Age, by University of California
Visit this university's web page to access information on the Bronze Age, the source of the materials that gave it its name, mining, and much more.

The Age of Iron, by University of California
This site provides information on humans' use of iron, as well as techniques used for smelting this metal.

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Visions of Earth, by AGI
82 High-definition animations showing a variety of Earth and space system processes.

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