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        Vegas SAT-CHAT | Mining Minerals and Metals

        In this video from the Science and Technology Chat series, elementary school students visit the McCaw School of Mines and take a tour of a demonstration mine. They learn how gold is extracted from sediment through panning. They also learn about structural safety features and the use of controlled explosions. Finally, they learn that Nevada mines contain large deposits of gypsum, which is used in many everyday items, including drywall.

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