Get a behind-the-scenes look at a working copper mine as we hear from different professionals at Freeport-McMoRan and learn about their role in the mining process from mine planning to reclamation!
In this activity, students will learn about the costs associated with operating a mine and how technology can help to
reduce the costs in three areas; energy, resources, and safety.
Dig Into Mining – The Story of Copper is an interactive educational program for students grades 6-12 that uncovers the use of metals such as copper in our everyday life, and provides students a deeper understanding of today’s hard rock mining industry.
In this two-part activity, students will learn about the process of open pit mining using Google Earth and a 360
virtual mine tour.
In this activity, students will participate in a hands-on lab to help them visualize and understand the process of extracting copper from ore.
In this activity students will plan and carry out an investigation to separate out several items that were mixed together back to their original pure substances.
In this activity, students will investigate the distribution and patterns of natural mineral resources and draw conclusions about where copper bearing minerals are found around the world.