Lab 4 - Experiment 1 - mining Techniques(1) (2).docx - Experiment 1 Mining Techniques In this experiment you will simulate mining for several different

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Experiment 1: Mining Techniques In this experiment, you will simulate mining for several different resources. You will use cupcakes with a cream-filled center to simulate oil extraction. In the cupcake, your "oil deposit" is the cream center. When you tap the cupcake, you are simulating collecting well-logs. You are making a best guess about the sub-surface structure of the rock given data from the surface. In the cookie, the chocolate chips are deposits of rare earth elements. Geologists must often predict the location of oil deposits and determine the most efficient method of extraction given limited resources and time. This activity will simulate the role of geologists in extracting valuable resources. Materials 2 Chocolate Chip Cookies 3 Cream-Filled Cupcakes 2 Paperclips Ruler 4 Straws 2 Toothpicks Procedure 1. Tap cupcake A using your finger or a toothpick to collect a geophysical log. Do not penetrate the surface of your cupcake.

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