A geology lesson

Paul, a friend, did a presentation on panning for gold this evening for a local geology group that Mini-me belongs to. The kids (and adults!) had a blast and learned a lot. First Paul gave a little history of gold and panning for gold, then had a demonstration of panning techniques.

Did I mention Paul is a brave man? and that he loves kids? Dirt, water, and kids….all indoors!

practice panningHe let each of the kids try their hand at panning technique.

MunchieHere is Munchie.

 

Mini-meMini-me just KNEW he was going to get rich!

Paul used dirt from his place for the practice panning, but also had some dirt from an area in Georgia that had a gold  mine. One lucky girl got to pan a cup of that dirt and was able to keep what she found!Gold and black sandHere is some of her treasure. You can see the little sparkles of gold as well as some black sand.

The crewHere they all are after a hard evening of work. A fun time was had by all!

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