Case Study: Bringing Gold Fever to Nevada Schoolchildren

For Fourth Grade students in several Nevada schools, “Gold Fever” is a highly anticipated educational event. Every year geologists and engineers from the Marigold Mine—in partnership with staff from Nevada Gold Mines—present exciting half-day long sessions on mineral science and today’s mining industry. The students enjoy hands-on mineral discovery (and possibly, see the industry as a potential future career). They are eager learners—they live in Nevada’s renowned gold-mining district, and many have family in the industry.