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Mining and the Economy | Wild Nevada

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How does mining in Nevada impact the economy and you? Learn about how mining has changed over the past 150 years in Nevada as told by Sean Pitt's, Museum Director of East Ely Railroad Depot. Learning the role mining has to Nevada's economy is fundamental to understanding Nevada's largest export industry. Over time, new technology has changed how minerals are mined. Students will have a better understanding of how mining in Nevada impacts their daily lives.

Mining and the Environment | Wild Nevada

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Will mining ever become obsolete? What are some benefits of mining to the state of Nevada?  Learn some of the Pros and Cons of mining in Nevada as told to Wild Nevada by Sean Pitts, Director of the East Ely Railroad Depot Museum. Nevada’s fourth graders are expected to understand the industries in Nevada that impact them. Mining is an important industry in Nevada. However, there are controversial issues concerning mining that are important to explore, analyze, and discuss. Students will have a better understanding of the effects of mining in Nevada both economically and environmentally.