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Exploiter une mine ou non, voilà la question

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New Brunswick Museum, Saint John, New Brunswick

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L’histoire géologique du Nouveau-Brunswick a façonné nos paysages, nos communautés et notre économie. La province telle que nous la connaissons s’est formée au cours du dernier milliard d’années sous l’effet du mouvement des continents, des changements climatiques et de processus géologiques complexes. Voyagez à travers le temps géologique et découvrez l’influence qu’ont sur nos vies les magnifiques roches sous nos pieds.
To Mine or Not to Mine, That is the Question
Students will explore the impact of mining on the landscape, people and environment of New Brunswick from various, conflicting perspectives.
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Learning Object Collection: Magnificent Rocks
Lesson Plan: To Mine or Not to Mine, That is the Question
Students will explore the impact of mining on the landscape, people and environment of New Brunswick from various, conflicting perspectives.
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Learning Object Collection: Magnificent Rocks
Sackville Freestone Company Limited, Sackville, New Brunswick
Black and white photograph of sandstone blocks, cranes, pulleys
photograph: Sackville Freestone Company Limited, Sackville, New Brunswick, 1900-1910. Red sandstone from Sackville was used far and wide in eastern Canada including the legislature building in Ontario. Visitors to Mount Allison University in Sackville can see the extensive use of the stone on the campus.

Unknown
gelatine silver print, mounted on card
15.9 x 20.6 cm
X11478

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Learning Object Collection: Magnificent Rocks
Cape Spencer Gold
Colour image of gold core sample
Core sample: gold mine, Upper Carboniferous-Permian, Cape Spencer. Gordex Minerals Ltd. opened the Cape Spencer mine near Saint John in 1986.

New Brunswick Museum

Specimen width 10 cm
NBME 1060

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Quarry on Section 10 of the Intercolonial Railway, Newcastle, N.B.
Black and white print of sandstone quarry with men, horses, booms and pulleys
print: Quarry on Section 10 of the Intercolonial Railway, Newcastle, N.B., 1872, wood engraving on wove paper. In the 1800s there was a boom in stone working in New Brunswick at a time when many public buildings, private residences, jails, and churches were built. Near Miramichi, sandstone quarries operated at places like Quarryville and French Fort Cove.

Unknown
wood engraving on wove paper
17.3 x 24.1 cm
W1231

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Charles Thomas Jackson (1805-1880)
Black and white print of man in black suit, beard and glasses
print: Charles Thomas Jackson (1805-1880), c. 1906, George Perkins Merrill, Contributions to the History of American Geology, Plate 11

George Perkins Merrill, Contributions to the History of American Geology, Plate 11




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Charlotte County Copper Mines
Colour image of rock with copper mineral
Chalcopyrite, Silurian, Letete, Charlotte County, New Brunswick. In the summer of 1863, Loring Bailey visited copper mines in Charlotte County. Bailey described the LeTete operation as one where the ore was raised with oxen and smelted on-site in pots over a bonfire.

New Brunswick Museum

Specimen width 10 cm
NBMM 3066

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Armstrong Lime Quarry kiln
Colour photograph of scattered rocks and bricks
photograph: Armstrong Lime Quarry kiln, 2008. The remains of the kiln (right) of the Armstrong Quarry.

New Brunswick Museum




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Armstrong Lime Quarry
Black and white photograph of the Armstrong Quarry shows cords of wood stacked on the wharf
photograph: Armstrong Lime Quarry, c. 1895. This photograph of the Armstrong Quarry shows cords of wood stacked on the wharf. To make quicklime the marble was burned in a kiln to drive off carbon dioxide. Large quantities of wood were required to manufacture quicklime.

Unknown
albumen print, mounted on card
10.8 x 16.4 cm
1961.25a

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Dorchester Copper Mine, Dorchester, New Brunswick
Colour photograph of inside of abandoned copper mine
photograph: Dorchester Copper Mine, Dorchester, New Brunswick, 2011. Upper Carboniferous, Boss Point Formation, sandstone

Karen Vanderwolf




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View of the Atlantic Silica Inc. quarry, Vinegar Hill, New Brunswick
Colour photograph of man walking through sand and gravel pit
photograph: View of the Atlantic Silica Inc. quarry, Vinegar Hill, New Brunswick, 2007. Quartz sand and gravel is quarried by Atlantic Silica Inc. Some uses include quartz pebbles for aquarium gravel, decorative stone, foundry sands, golf course sands, mortar mixes, playground sands, filtration media and quartz sand for blasting sands.

New Brunswick Museum




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Markhamville Manganese Mines
Dr. Randall Miller Research Curator, Geology and Palaeontology New Brunswick Museum
New Brunswick Museum
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Learning Objectives

Résultats d’apprentissage :

1. Tirer parti des idées des autres et les pousser plus loin afin de réfléchir à sa propre interprétation des expériences.
2. Poser des questions perspicaces et approfondies pour explorer les idées et acquérir de l’information.
3. Traiter de sujets complexes, présenter des points de vue appuyés sur des preuves et modifier sa position, la défendre ou présenter des arguments en réaction à des points de vue divergents.
4. Écouter d’une oreille critique et évaluer les idées des autres d’après sa compréhension et ses expériences, découvrir les ambiguïtés et les affirmations non fondées.
5. Adapter efficacement le langage et la prestation selon l’auditoire et diverses situations afin de réaliser ses buts ou intentions.
6. Évaluer d’un œil critique l’utilisation que font les autres du langage et utiliser cette connaissance pour réfléchir à la sienne et l’améliorer.
7. Faire preuve de respect dans les interactions avec les pairs et les autres, dans une variété de situations formelles et informelles.