Students pan for minerals, dig for fossils


Katelyn Hooker pans for minerals in the demonstration trailer brought to Pilot Mountain Middle School by Daniel Boone Gem Mining Company of Winston-Salem


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Reece Holder is intent on his mining work.


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Spencer Inscore smiles for the camera after panning for minerals.


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Pilot Mountain Elementary School Media Specialist Amy Harpe recently organized activity for fourth grade students with Daniel Boone Gem Mining Company of Winston-Salem.

Their teachers, Stephanie Steelman, Heather Tucker, and Daphne Wright, recently begana science lesson about rocks and minerals, so officials from the mining company visited to talk to students, hopfully sparking their interest in gems, minerals, and fossils.

The gem mining company brought a trailer that was set up, so students could pan for a variety of rocks such as amethyst, blue onyx, and others. Outside the trailer, another container was set up for students to dig for fossils such as shark teeth and arrowheads.

Katelyn Hooker pans for minerals in the demonstration trailer brought to Pilot Mountain Middle School by Daniel Boone Gem Mining Company of Winston-Salem
http://www.pilotmountainnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/web1_IMG_2468.jpgKatelyn Hooker pans for minerals in the demonstration trailer brought to Pilot Mountain Middle School by Daniel Boone Gem Mining Company of Winston-Salem Submitted photo

Reece Holder is intent on his mining work.
http://www.pilotmountainnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/web1_IMG_2470.jpgReece Holder is intent on his mining work. Submitted photo

Spencer Inscore smiles for the camera after panning for minerals.
http://www.pilotmountainnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/web1_IMG_2473.jpgSpencer Inscore smiles for the camera after panning for minerals. Submitted photo
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