Mining and the Geology of the Old West Kit



Northwest Treasures ~ ~ ~ 425-488-6848

In the 1860s, Virginia City, Montana had 30,000 people camped along Alder Gulch looking for gold.  And this is just a small taste of how influential the gold rush was for the West. But it wasn’t just about gold! Learn more about this fascinating time in this history of the western US. This kit is great for middle school through high school.

Please note: We do not put a time frame on this study. If you intend it for high school credit, please consult your state requirements.

A fun and informative kit filled with:

  • Study book(s) like California Gold Rush (story of the California gold rush), The Gold Rush, Minerals of the USA (a study/coloring book), and The Life of a Miner. Books vary with availability. Please call for current selection.
  • Patrick Nurre’s monograph with mining information and descriptions (3-hole drilled)
  • Garnets from Idaho  
  • 35 metals and metallic ores
  • Carrying case

Shipping included.

If this kit is for a charter school, Biblical references can be deleted.

All prices are in US dollars.  For international shipping please contact us at or 425-488-6848.


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Mining and the Geology of the Old West Kit”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Join the Northwest Treasures Newsletter!

When you join the Northwest Treasures newsletter, you get our monthly newsletter, which includes a video Geo Talk, as well as announcements about specials and upcoming events. Be the first to know about our Yellowstone Creation Adventures, or our summer camps!

Select list(s) to subscribe to