Natural Resources

NL Rock and Mineral Kit

In late 2010 and early 2011, the Geological Survey of the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Natural Resources in partnership with the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) Newfoundland Branch launched the Newfoundland and Labrador Rock and Mineral Kits. The kits were well received by the intended Grade 7 students and teachers to compliment the updated curriculum requirements related to the earth science unit, The Earth's Crust. The kits also include samples that support the Grade 4 and Earth Systems 3209 learning outcomes.

The kit contains a unique collection of rocks, minerals and fossils showcasing Newfoundland and Labrador's world-class geology and mineral deposits. Each kit contains 46 samples, of which 44 have been collected from various regions throughout the province.

The kits were distributed to nearly 300 schools throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.

The kits are not available for purchase or general distribution.

The NL Rock and Mineral Kit Booklet is a guide to complement the collection of samples in the Rock and Mineral Kit. It provides a brief description of each of the samples, including its mineral or rock class, chemical composition, physical properties, common uses, where applicable, and collection site(s).

  • Rock & Mineral Kit Poster PDF (202 KB)
    This poster appears on the inside cover of the Rock and Mineral Kit and illustrates the 46 samples represented in each kit.
  • Minerals of Newfoundland & Labrador
    Minerals of Newfoundland and Labrador provides a brief description of the metallic, non-metallic and other types of minerals from the province. This resource is currently only available online.

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