The Mineral Monday competition is open!
The Mineral Monday team is proud to announce the Mineral Monday 2021 Video Competition! Channel your inner Garrett Barmore and share your love of Earth science with us.
Serving as a free resource for science teachers in Nevada and across the country
Official selection in the 2019 Sigma Xi STEM Art & Film Festival
Shared on the National Science Teachers Association website as a "freebie for science teachers"
Each Monday, join Keck Museum Curator Garrett Barmore on a video tour of all things earth science! Explore the cases of minerals, fossils and historic objects that fill the Museum, and even get out into the great Nevada wilderness to some of the most unique geological sites in the country!
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Mineral Monday virtual classroom
Garrett Barmore, host of Mineral Monday, would like to offer help to remote classrooms and families who are adjusting to learning while social distancing. Schedule a "virtual classroom visit" where Garrett will give an interactive presentation on a topic related to earth science and answer any questions the students may have. This free resource is offered to teachers, parents and any individuals interested in earth science!
Check out a few of our favorite past episodes!
Mineral Monday 2019 Competition Winner: Vera
Are Ichthyosaurs fish, lizards or dinosaurs? Mineral Monday competition winner, Vera, answers this question and more in this season 3 finale episode! Vera is a budding paleontologist and geologist. In fact, she brought in her own personal collection of 10 objects to share with Keck Museum curator Garrett Barmore which includes the mosasaurus tooth featured in her winning video submission! Check back soon for information regarding the 2020 Mineral Monday competition.
Mineral Monday Field Trip to Fly Ranch
Garrett Barmore took the show on the road for the first-ever field trip edition of Mineral Monday! In this episode, explore the beauty of Fly Ranch out near Nevada's Black Rock Desert. Recently purchased by the Burning Man Organization, this stunning geological site has three unique geysers including the famous Fly Geyser, hot and cold springs, and a diverse population of desert plants and animals. Watch this episode to Learn about the Burning Man Organization's plans for the property, the formation of geysers, and much more!
Mineral Monday Field Trip to Twin Creeks Mine, Part 1
In this two-part episode, Garrett Barmore explores Newmont Goldcorp's Twin Creeks mine to learn how gold goes from in the ground to the finished project. Be sure to watch part two of this episode to learn exactly how gold is made and to get an in-depth tour of the Twin Creek's facility.
Mineral Monday: Topaz
Nothing beats the classic Mineral Monday episodes featuring the many incredible minerals in the Keck Museum collection. This episode features two beautiful specimens of Topaz. Watch to learn more!
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