A series of 3D cut out paper models that show aspects of mineral resources including:

Mine model showing mining terms.

Placer gold deposit

Build a gold cradle



All students need is a printer, scissors, and glue to make a 3-D model.


These models were developed by Tau Rho Alpha and myself as part of resources for Geoscience Australia and then The Geological Society fo America – both now giving them away for free.


Mineral Resources Model Package