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2016 / 2017 Fun & Educational Programs & Activities:

Mobile Mining Experience looks forward to vastly increasing our program offerings in the coming years. Below is just some of the new programs we are working on. If there is a program you would like to see us offer, please tell us. We plan to add many more great programs in the near future

Most of these programs will only be available by contract or at a time and location set by our staff. Some may only be offered once a year, so be sure to check back often! Once we have a program date and location confirmed, we will update listing below to include a link to additional information on the program including including the date, time, and location the class or program will be held. This will also include registration information, program cost, and material fees.

 

Geode Cracking / Basic Geology Programs: (Top program for schools!)

Availability: Privately contracted programs will be available year round.
(Be sure to check our calendar of events page for "Open to Public" program and activities opportunities too!)

Far and away our most popular educational program for schools, youth groups, nature centers, zoo's, and so forth. It is also currently the most utilized program for STEM and now STEAM program efforts and has been approved by the state of Maryland as a recognized STEM program for state grants.

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Fossil Mining Program:

Availability: April thru October, with limited exceptions made
(Be sure to check our calendar of events page for "Open to Public" program and activities opportunities too!)

While our exclusive Shark Attack enriched fossil ore has been a huge hit, our fossil mining programs have failed to become as popular as we first thought it might. It's a great program, however it sadly takes considerably more time to run each session thus it cost far more to run too. While it shouldn't come down to dollars, it often does...

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Gold Panning Programs & Activities: New for 2016!

Availability: April thru October, with limited exceptions made
(Be sure to check our calendar of events page for "Open to Public" program and activities opportunities too!)

Washing away dirt, sand, and gravel and seeing little specs of gold on the bottom of your pan is really something special, almost magical to many. This program makes that great experience and dream come to life. Panning for gold is great fun for "kids of all ages", so this program would be a great choice for an entire family to join in. But be warned, Gold fever is very real...

Participants will learn about gold, where it is typically found,  the methods used in the past and present to mine for gold, learn the proper technics for panning gold, and then actually pan for real gold!

 

Fluorescent & Magical Minerals Program:(Fall 2016 release date)

Availability:  (Fall 2016 release date) Privately contracted programs will be available year round.

A study of phenomenal minerals such as cat’s eyes, stars, color changing and iridescent minerals, amongst others. A “wow” program designed to interest students in the basic properties of light, chemistry and crystal structure. This also includes fluorescent & phosphorescent mineral demonstrations and lecture.  A base for future Chemists and Physicists.

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Mineral Identification Methods Program:

Availability: Privately contracted programs will be available year round.
(Be sure to check our calendar of events page for "Open to Public" program and activities opportunities too!)

A fun and engaging workshop designed to teach participants the principals of mineral identification and provide an overview of mineral properties including hardness, luster, transparency, crystal form, cleavage and fracture. Participants use their knowledge to identify sample minerals while reinforcing proper scientific method techniques.

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Minerals In Your Daily Life Program:

Availability: Privately contracted programs will be available year round.
(Be sure to check our calendar of events page for "Open to Public" program and activities opportunities too!)

A study of the minerals that make up everything we have and affect everything we do, i.e. the dishes we use to eat with, the homes we live in, our electronic devices. Designed to give an appreciation and understanding of how important minerals are to our daily lives.

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Starting a rock & mineral collection:

Availability: Privately contracted programs will be available year round.
(Be sure to check our calendar of events page for "Open to Public" program and activities opportunities too!)

 

Class will review ways collectors label, store, and display their collection

Class location, date, time, and cost are yet to be determined. Please check back!

This program will be offered both to the public and as a privately contracted program for youth groups, summer camps, schools, and so forth


Plate Tectonics Program

Availability: (Release date TBD, please check back!) Privately contracted programs will be available year round.

A study of plate tectonics, including the structure of the earth, the advances in science that led to the theory of plate tectonics, the different ways in which the plates move and the resulting effects. An excellent base for future study designed to excite and inspire budding scientists.

Class location, date, time, and cost are yet to be determined. Please check back!

This program will be offered both to the public and as a privately contracted program for youth groups, summer camps, schools, and so forth. However, please note that this program requires multiple sessions to complete.


Meteors and Meteorites

Availability: (Fall 2016 release date) Privately contracted programs will be available year round.
(Be sure to check our calendar of events page for "Open to Public" program and activities opportunities too!)

Learn all about these mysterious rocks and minerals that fall from the sky...

Class location, date, time, and cost are yet to be determined. Please check back!

This program will be offered both to the public and as a privately contracted program for youth groups, summer camps, schools, and so forth


Ancient tools made from minerals

Availability: (Release date TBD, please check back!)

Learn about ancient tools made from minerals

Class location, date, time, and cost are yet to be determined. Please check back!

This program will only be offered at a time and location set by our staff. Please check back for updates

 

Properties of Gemstones

Availability: (Release date TBD, please check back!)

 

Learn about the properties of Gemstones, what gives them their color, and more...

This program will only be offered at a time and location set by our staff. Please check back for updates

The Three Rock Types - Advance Studies

Availability: (Release date TBD, please check back!) Privately contracted programs will be available year round.
(Be sure to check our calendar of events page for "Open to Public" program and activities opportunities too!)

 

An in depth study of the three rock types (Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic) including formation, properties and identification instruction. This is a solid foundation for future geology study and a base for other earth sciences.

Class location, date, time, and cost are yet to be determined. Please check back!

This program will be offered both to the public and as a privately contracted program for youth groups, summer camps, schools, and so forth. However, please note that this program requires multiple sessions to complete.


Diamonds & Diamond formation

Availability: (Release date TBD, please check back!)

Learn all about diamonds including formation theory, how they are mined, and the many uses of diamonds

This program will only be offered at a time and location set by our staff. Please check back for updates


Historical Gemstones

Availability: (Release date TBD, please check back!)

Learn about some of the world most famous Gemstones and the stories that continue to follow them

This program will only be offered at a time and location set by our staff. Please check back for updates


Money & Metals

Availability: (Release date TBD, please check back!)

A focus on Gold, Silver, Copper and other metals

Class location, date, time, and cost are yet to be determined. Please check back!

This program will be offered both to the public and as a privately contracted program for youth groups, summer camps, schools, and so forth

The history of gold, copper, and silver mining in Maryland

Availability: (Release date TBD, please check back!)

 

Many are unaware of Maryland's gold, copper, and silver mining history. This program will introduce you to this nearly lost mining history.

This program will only be offered at a time and location set by our staff. Please check back for updates

A introduction to rock quarries and the important role they play in our daily lives

Availability: (Release date TBD, please check back!)

This program will give you a inside look at quarry operations. Learn how quarries operate, the types of equipment they use,  the types of stone they mine, and the the role quarries play in our daily lives.

This program will only be offered at a time and location set by our staff. Please check back for updates















          
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