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Prospecting for Gold

Jimm Myers, Department of Geology & Geophysics, University of Wyoming
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Students design, implement and evaluate a prospecting program for potential gold deposits. The students have a exploration budget and a table listing the costs of each type of prospecting activity. They use this to design a program. In the next lab period, they give an oral presentation and hand in a written report on the geology of the region and their recommendations for the next step in development cycle.

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Description and Teaching Materials

Company directive outlining professional task the students will perform as exploration geologists. (Acrobat (PDF) 30kB Jun28 06) topographic map (Acrobat (PDF) 53kB Apr12 13) geologic map (Acrobat (PDF) 195kB Apr12 13)

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background pages at http://www.gg.wyo.edu/geol3650