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. Going For The Gold mining poster

This trunk offers students:

  • a glimpse into how mining impacted the development and growth of the state
  • how it touched the lives of miners and ranchers and shopkeepers
  • how it shaped language and culture.  

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

Click here to download the detail description of the trunk contents.

Click here to download a presentation about Goldfield, NV. during ‘The Last American Goldrush’.