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South Mountain Students Visit Ogdensburg Zinc Mine

Students were able to take home several rocks from the mine.

South Mountain School students at Sterling Hill Zinc Mines in Ogdensburg/Photo submitted
South Mountain School students at Sterling Hill Zinc Mines in Ogdensburg/Photo submitted
Fourth graders at South Mountain School visited Sterling Hill Zinc Mines in Ogdensburg on April 2 to enhance their Earth materials unit in science class.

It was once a flourishing working mine until 1986 when mining zinc stopped being profitable. There are fluorescent rocks that can only be found at Sterling Mine.  

The students took a tour of the mine, visited the display of "glow in the dark" fluorescent minerals, selected a fluorescent rock to take home, and went on a Rock Discovery and brought home 6 different rocks found around the mine.

It was a day enjoyed by all.   

Submitted by Stacey McGarr

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