Gold may have brought the first settlers to Idaho, but our state is also rich in silver, gemstones and lots of industrial minerals. In this project, you’ll
- collect rocks, fossils and minerals and test their properties
- learn about the important roles of minerals in everyday products
- make your own jewelry
- look back into geologic time (that’s billions of years!) when rocks and minerals formed
- explore geology careers
Some counties have more requirements. Contact your 4-H leader or UI Extension county office to check.