Activities: Mining & the Soudan Underground Mine

Take a field trip to Soudan Underground Mine State Park. Visit the mine and the high energy physics lab. Learn about mining, geology and physics.

Activities

Use these activities and resources before, during and after a tour of the Soudan Underground Mine and high energy physics lab

Activity

Purpose

Mining facts

Purpose

Tour quizzes
(for Soudan Underground Mine and High energy physics lab tours)

Purpose

Birdseed mining This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.

Illustrate the complexity and "needle-in-a-haystack" aspect of mining.

Cookie mining This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.

Learn the economics of mining.

Cupcake core sampling This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.

Model core sampling techniques used to "see" what's beneath the surface of the earth.

Layer cake core drilling This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.

Model core sampling techniques used to "see" what's beneath the surface of the earth.

Environmental bingo part 1 This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.

Acquaint the students with environmental and mineral industry terminology.

After the tour of the Soudan Underground mine, please fill out and send in the school tour evaluation form This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it..