AMIT 130: Class 1

Students touring a POGO mine
2017 MillOps students touring POGO mill

Lesson Plan


  • Mine tour
  • Gold panning demonstration


  • Prepare for mine tour:
    • Demonstrate proper PPE.
    • Review safety procedures on mine property.
    • Formulate questions for onsite tour.
  • Gravity Separation
    • Demonstrate effective gravity separation technique using gold pan, water and material.
    • Distinguish proper results of pan operation.
    • Translate gold pan results to placer operation.



  • Preparation for local mine tour
  • Local mine tour
  • Gravity separation demo (gold panning)


  • Prepare notes from local mine tour for the next class.
  • Review local mine mill flowsheet for questions during next class.
  • Review gold panning activity for questions about gravity separation at next class.