Minnesota Minerals Education Workshop


21st Annual MMEW

June 19-21, 2018

St. Cloud Area

College of Saint Benedict

St. Joseph, MN


Powerpoint presentations and handouts from the 2018 MMEW short courses can be downloaded from links
below the short course schedule.

Other Downloads


2018 MMEW Program and Field Guide
(includes list of participants, instructors, and sponsors)

2018 Field Trip Overview

Final Report for 2018 MMEW/Executive Summary

Financial Summary (coming soon)


Short Course Schedule:

Short Course Files/Handouts:

The Wows and Hows of Teaching Earth Science
Plate Tectonics & the Rock Cycle - Additional File here (if you'd prefer the original as a PowerPoint, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Benefits of Beneficiation
Minnesota Caves History and Lore - Additional Files about Carvers Cave & Fountain Cave
Base Metal Deposits (Cu, Pb, Zn)
What is this Mineral - Lesson Plan, Materials, Mineral Matches, Hardness, Observation Worksheet
What We Can Learn From Minnesota's Glacial Tills
Naturally Occurring Arsenic in Drinking Water Aquifers - Additional Resources here
Taconite - Minnesota's Gold; Mining 101 - File 1, File 2
Minnesota School Trust Lands
Minnesota Digital Elevation Map
Stearns County Digital Elevation Map