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thumbnail of publication cover showing a photograph of a rock thin section Explore K-12 classroom activities for learning about minerals in The Life Cycle of a Mineral Deposit--A Teacher's Guide for Hands-On Mineral Education Activities. These include Chocolate Chip Cookie Mining, Make Your Own Toothpaste, and Peanut Butter and Jelly Geology.

Additional classroom resources are on our Do We Take Minerals For Granted? website, our Mineral Commodity Fact Sheets, and in A World of Minerals in Your Mobile Device.

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