We cannot understand the history of Nevada without discussing mining – the discovery, extraction, and processing of valuable ores from beneath the surface of the land – and its impact.

Content of the Mining in NV trunk
Content of the Mining in Nevada Museum in a Box

This box allows students to explore:

  • how mining impacted the development and growth of the state
  • how it impacted the lives of miners and ranchers and shopkeepers, and their families 
  • how it shaped language and culture

The contents, which includes hands-on artifacts, books, activities and games.

Click here to download the Educators handbook about the box including the associated State Standards, and overview of the contents, vocabulary and activities.

Click here to download the detail description of the contents.

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