On this week's episode of Mineral Monday, Garrett visits Newmont's Twin Creeks gold mine out near Winnemucca, Nevada! Learn about the mineral gold and a bit about modern gold mining in Nevada.
In a future episode (part 2), Garrett delves deep into how gold goes from in the ground to the finished product at the Twin Creek's facility.
More about the Keck Museum and Mineral Monday
Located in the Mackay School of Mines building at the University of Nevada, Reno, the W.M. Keck Earth Science and Mineral Engineering Museum is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the first Saturday of the month from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
The Keck Museum houses an outstanding collection of minerals, ores, fossil specimens, and photographs, in addition to mining related relics. The museum is also home to some of the spectacular Mackay Silver Collection, created by Tiffany & Co., for John Mackay and completed in 1878.
For directions and museum details, visit unr.edu/keck.
See you next Mineral Monday!